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Complications of Biliopancreatic Surgery

Call for Papers

The pancreatic surgery can result in high postoperative morbidity rate. Pancreatic resections are among the major surgical procedures, with operative mortality rates less than 5%, showing a stable reduction, but a stable high morbidity rates. This special issue will examine the most frequent specific complications of these procedures. Biliary surgery presents very variable range of complexity from simple cholecystectomy to treatment of cholangiocarcinoma or biliary tract injuries repair. The major morbidity of biliary surgery encompasses biliary leaks, injuries, strictures, and so forth. The aim of the special issue is the review of the more common postoperative pancreatic and biliary complications, as well as their prevention and treatment. There are medical and surgical complications common to major surgical procedures, but our purpose is to examine a number of specific complications unique to biliopancreatic surgery.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Postoperative pancreatic fistula: incidence, definition, classification
  • Postoperative pancreatic fistula: role of the prevention
  • Postoperative pancreatic fistula: treatment
  • Hemorrhage complications in pancreatic surgery
  • Postoperative biliary injuries: incidence, classification
  • Postoperative biliary injuries: treatment
  • Postoperative biliary strictures: treatment
  • Retained stones after treatment of common bile duct lithiasis
  • Recurrent biliary pancreatitis: leak of treatment

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 20 July 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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