Rate of clinically significant postoperative pancreatic fistula in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

World Journal of Surgery, 05/04/2012

Authors found a clinically significant POPF rate after surgery in PNET to be 23.7 % with no difference by the type of operation. The POPF rate is comparable to that reported in the literature for pancreatic resection for other types of tumors. Certain inherited genetic diseases—von Hippel–Lindau disease (VHL) and MEN–1—were associated with higher POPF rates.

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