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2022 Nov 18

BMC Surg



The effect of preoperative biliary drainage on postoperative complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy: a triple center retrospective study.


Bineshfar N, Malekpour Alamdari N, Rostami T, Mirahmadi A, Zeinalpour A
BMC Surg. 2022 Nov 18; 22(1):399.
PMID: 36401215.


Biliary obstruction which is a major complication of pancreas and periampullary tumors could result in cholangitis, coagulopathies, gastrointestinal symptoms, and impaired wound healing. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still the standard approach for pancreas resection and imposes high risk of morbidity and mortality to patients. To reduce the high risk of PD and address the biliary obstruction, the use of preoperative biliary stenting was increased. However, available literature doubts its efficiency.