INR and not bilirubin levels predict postoperative morbidity in patients with malignant obstructive jaundice.

Scheufele F., Aichinger L., Jäger C., Demir I. E. , Schorn S., Demir E., ...More

American journal of surgery, vol.222, pp.976-982, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 222
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.04.016
  • Title of Journal : American journal of surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.976-982
  • Keywords: Pancreatic cancer, Preoperative biliary drainage, Mortality, Morbidity, Complications, Wound infection, Pancreatic fistula, Intra-abdominal abscess, INR, Bilirubin, PREOPERATIVE BILIARY DRAINAGE, LONG-TERM SURVIVAL, INFECTIOUS MORBIDITY, PANCREATICODUODENECTOMY, COMPLICATIONS, METAANALYSIS, MORTALITY, EFFICACY, OUTCOMES, SURGERY


Background: There are no established predictors for deciding between upfront surgery and PBD in pancreatic head malignancy. Once PBD is present, the ideal drainage-time remains elusive. The aim was, to identify predictors in jaundiced patients and ideal PBD-duration.