BJS Academy SoMe Review for April 2023
16 May 2023
Merdrignac A, Garnier J, Dokmak S, Regenet N, Lesurtel M, Mabrut JY, et al.
Ann Surg 2022; 276: 769-775.
Use of the reinforced stapler actually increased the overall rate of pancreatic fistula compared to the standard device: 83 versus 67.7 per cent (P=0.021), in this study that included 199 procedures. The rates of clinically relevant fistula and other complications was similar.
Comment: Disappointing results.
27 December 2022Read paper
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