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The Landmark Series: Mitigation of the Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula

Abstract

Pancreatic fistula has been the defining complication and challenge of pancreatic surgery. Better awareness and mitigation of postoperative pancreatic fistulas has led to significant improvements in morbidity and mortality of pancreatic surgery. The definition and management of pancreatic fistulas has sequentially progressed over the last three decades; the literature ranges from retrospective, observational studies to prospective multicenter randomized controlled trials. The landmark literature contributions driving the perioperative management of pancreatic fistulas are detailed in this article.

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Van Buren, G., Vollmer, C.M. The Landmark Series: Mitigation of the Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula. Ann Surg Oncol 28, 1052–1059 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-09251-6

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