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Early versus late drain removal after standard pancreatic resections: results of a prospective randomized trial.

Annals of Surgery 252(2):207 (2010) PMID 20622661

The role of surgically placed intra-abdominal drainages after pancreatic resections has not been clearly established. In particular, their effect on morbidity rates and the optimal timing for their removal remains controversial.

DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181e61e88