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Clinical Study

Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Clinical Predictors and Patient Outcomes

Table 5

Morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay in 510 patients who had pancreaticoduodenectomy.

OutcomesPF No. PFP-value
( ) ( )

Mortality0%4%P = NS
LOS (median)25 days12 days
Complications (# patients)17 (37)176 (37)P = NS
Cardiopulmonary8 (17)69 (15)P = NS
DGE3 (7)35 (7)P = NS
Sepsis10 (21)22 (5)
Wound infection9 (20)17 (4)
Intra-abdominal abscess7 (15)10 (2)
Hemorrhage3 (7)15 (3)P = NS
Reoperation*12 (26)2 (<1)
Reoperation (prior to diagnosis)6 (13)NA
Reoperation (following diagnosis)6 (13)NA

PF: Pancreatic fistula; Mortality: In-hospital mortality; LOS: Hospital length of stay; DGE: Delayed gastric emptying; *Reoperation was broken down into reoperations done prior to the diagnosis of PF and following the diagnosis of PF; only one PF was reoperated on for failure to close within 4 months.

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