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Invited commentary: Evolving landscape of postoperative hyperamylasemia, postoperative acute pancreatitis, and postoperative pancreatic fistula: Time for a unifying definition

Published:November 27, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2020.10.024
      Pancreatic resection has developed remarkably through the years. Technical finesse and experience have evolved, but the learning curve of a pancreatoduodenectomy is long, and the learning continues throughout the surgeons’ career. Despite all the progress, perioperative complications and mortality rates persist worldwide at approximately 30% and 3%, respectively. Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF), post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH), delayed gastric emptying, biliary leaks, and chyle leaks are universally acknowledged and well-documented complications during the past 2 decades.
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