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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Modified Blumgart mattress suture versus conventional interrupted suture in pancreaticojejunostomy during pancreaticoduodenectomy. Randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 243–251.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Hirono S, Kawai M, Okada K-I, Miyazawa M, Kitahata Y, Hayami S et al.


In this study that included 234 procedures, mattress sutures to the pancreaticojejunostomy did not reduce the rate of significant postoperative pancreatic fistula: 10.3 versus 6.8 per cent for standard interrupted sutures.

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