Letter to the Editor
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.
Recommended CitationKennedy, Eugene P; Rosato, Ernest L; and Yeo, Charles J, "Preoperative drainage in pancreatic cancer." (2010). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 86.