TITLE

Stents, glue, etc.: is anything proven to help prevent pancreatic leaks/fistulae?

AUTHOR(S)
Schulick, Richard D.; Yoshimura, Kiyoshi
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effect of three interventions, namely, use of octreotide, use of pancreatic duct stents and use of fibrin glue, on pancreatic fistula rates and intra-abdominal complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy. It cites the ability of octreotide, a synthetic octapeptide that imitates natural somatostatin, to reduce pancreatic fistula rates. Also mentioned is the potential of fibrin glue, a tissue adhesive composed of human fibrinogen and thrombin, to lessen pancreatic leakage by sealing the anastomosis.
ACCESSION #
44088814

 

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