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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

Results of a randomized controlled trial comparing closed-suction drains versus passive gravity drains after pancreatic resection. Surgery 2018; 164: 1057-1063.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Čečka F, Jon B, Skalický P, Čermáková E, Neoral C, Loveček M et al.


The rate of pancreatic fistula was similar after suction (43.2 per cent) and passive drains (36.9 per cent), as was morbidity (51.4 versus 40.5 per cent respectively) in this study that included 223 procedures.

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