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2021 May 24

Korean J Anesthesiol

Effect of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on anastomotic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy.


Yoon S, Kim H, Cho H-Y, Lee H-J, Kim H, Lee H-C, Jang J-Y
Korean J Anesthesiol. 2021 May 24.
PMID: 34024090.


Although the association between an increase in anastomotic leakage (AL) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been reported in gastrointestinal surgeries, this issue has rarely been addressed for pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We aimed to investigate the association between postoperative NSAIDs administration and clinically relevant AL (CR-AL) following PD.