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Neoadjuvant Radiation Is Associated with Fistula Formation Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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Summary of "Neoadjuvant Radiation Is Associated with Fistula Formation Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy."

Post-operative pancreatic fistulas remain a significant source of morbidity following pancreatic surgery. Few studies have evaluated the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation on this adverse outcome. This study aims to evaluate the effects of neoadjuvant therapy on 30-day morbidity and mortality following pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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Name: Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
ISSN: 1873-4626
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