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Pancreatoduodenectomy

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Complications

Common

  • haemorrhage
    • late haemorrhage is usually due to erosion of blood vessel as a complication of intra-abdominal sepsis
  • intra-abdominal sepsis
    • usually due to ductal or anastamotic leakage
    • muddy brown effluent may be present in drains
  • pancreatic fistula
  • biliary fistula
  • wound infection
  • pulmonary and urinary tract infection
 

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