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January 15, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Plastic Preop Biliary Stents Are Not Problem Free

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

In patients undergoing surgery for cancer of the pancreatic head, routine preoperative biliary drainage using a plastic stent increased the rate of serious complications, a multicenter, randomized trial showed. Within about four months, nearly three-quarters (74%) of those in the drainage group had had a serious complication compared with 39% of those who went directly […]

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