Management of the pancreatic remnant during Whipple operation

Authors Setzis K., Barbetakis N., Theodosiou A., Chatzigeorgiou N..


Pancreaticojejunostomy is the most frequent site of fistula
formation in patients undergoing Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy).
The results of an end-to-side anastomosis
of the pancreatic stump to the jejunum are discussed
in this retrospective review of 21 patients who underwent
Whipple procedure for cancer of the pancreas or
periampullary region.
Key words: Whipple procedure, pancreaticojejunostomy,
pancreaticojejunal fistula
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