A preoperative biliary stent is associated with increased complications after pancreatoduodenectomy Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • General Surgery
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • A preoperative biliary stent was associated with an increased risk of wound or intra-abdominal complications; a stent may prolong the length of hospital stay. However, length of time under anesthesia, amount of blood loss, and transfusion requirements were not altered. A biliary stent should be used with a high degree of selectivity in the management of patients with resectable periampullary masses.

publication date

  • February 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.133.2.149

PubMed ID

  • 9484726

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 149

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 133

number

  • 2