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Clinical Study

Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Clinical Predictors and Patient Outcomes

Table 4

Tumor size and histopathologic characteristics in the 294 patients in this series with periampullary malignancies and their relationship to PF formation.

VariablePFNo. PF P-value
( )( )

Diameter (mean  ± SD)3.2 ± 1.0 cm3.1 ± 1.5 cmP = NS
Tumor differentiationP = NS
Well8% (2)8% (22)
Moderate48% (14)39% (102)
Poor22% (7)31% (82)
None22% (7)22% (58)
Surgical margin statusP = NS
Negative80% (24)83% (219)
Positive20% (6)17% (45)
Lymph node statusP = NS
Negative43% (13)43% (114)
Positive57% (17)57% (150)

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