Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Date

4-8-2010

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This letter is published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Volume 362, Issue 14, 8 April 2010, Page 1344.

Copyright © 2013 Massachusetts Medical Society

Abstract

Van der Gaag et al. conclude that preoperative biliary drainage in patients undergoing surgery for cancer of the head of the pancreas increases complications. Previous studies have shown that stenting is associated with a doubling in the risk of wound infection and an overall slightly increased risk of any complication.

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