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  • D. Marrano
  • O. Campione
  • V. M. Greco
Conference paper


In recent years the incidence of pancreatic fistulas has radically increased. The reasons underlying this increase can be mainly attributed to the progress and development of new surgical and anesthesiologic techniques and, in particular, to the following specific factors: an increase in the use of radical surgery for malignant pathologies which affect abdominal organs; a more frequent recourse to surgery in the case of pancreatic phlogosis and subsequent complications; the higher survival rate of polytraumatized patients with severe liver, pancreatic and duodenal lesions and, finally, the greater use of intraperitoneal drainage in the case of surgery performed on the liver, the biliary system and on the pancreas.


Acute Pancreatites Total Parenteral Nutrition Pancreatic Fistula Pancreatic Juice Fistulous Tract 
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  • D. Marrano
  • O. Campione
  • V. M. Greco

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