Preventing pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy: An invagination method
Nagato Katsura, Takahiko Hoashi, Seijun Fukuda, Kenji Shimizu, Department of Surgery, Misugikai Otokoyama Hospital, Otokoyama Izumi, Yawata, Kyoto 614-8366, Japan
Yasuhiro Kawai, Takashi Gomi, Kenji Okumura, Katsushi Takebayashi, Masugi Satoh, Department of Surgery, Misugikai Satoh Hospital, Yobuhigashimachi Hirakata, Osaka 573-1124, Japan
Author contributions: Katsura N contributed to drafting the manuscript; Kawai Y contributed to performing the operation; and all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethical Review Board of the Misugikai Otokoyama Hospital (approval number: 2012-01).
Informed consent statement: The patient gave informed consent for the procedure.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Nagato Katsura, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Misugikai Otokoyama Hospital, 19, Kazuha Avenue, Otokoyama Izumi, Yawata, Kyoto 614-8366, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: November 2, 2016
Peer-review started: November 4, 2016
First decision: December 2, 2016
Revised: December 15, 2016
Accepted: January 4, 2017
Article in press: January 4, 2017
Published online: February 28, 2017