Annals of Surgery Volume 267, Number 3, March 2018 Letters to the Editor clinically relevant pancreatic fistula removal drainage after pancreatectomy has REFERENCES occurred in 22.2% of the patients in the not been shown to reduce intraabdominal 1. Kawai M, Hirono S, Okada K, et al. Randomized 12,13 stapler closure group and in 6.2% of the PJ abscess and pancreatic fistula. controlled trial of pancreaticojejunostomy versus stapler closure of the pancreatic stump during distal group (P ¼ 0.080). PJ for the pancreatic Once again, we thank correspondents pancreatectomy to reduce pancreatic fistula. Ann stump might offer a potential reduction for their interest in our article and their com- Surg. 2016;264:180–187. of clinically relevant pancreatic fistula in ments, which provided some useful sugges- 2. Bassi C, Molinari E, Malleo G, et al. Early versus cases with a thick pancreas, although there tions. We, as pancreatic surgeons, should late drain removal after standard pancreatic resec- was no statistical significance. In addition, make further efforts to confirm appropriate tions: results of a prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2010;252:207–214. our previous study reported that a thicker stump technique for DP. 3. Yoshioka R, Saiura A, Koga R, et al. Risk factors pancreas
Annals of Surgery – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Mar 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud