Preoperative Biliary Drainage of Jaundiced Patients with Pancreatic Head Cancer: A Routine or Selective Strategy

At the time of diagnosis, the majority of patients with pancreatic head cancer (85%) are jaundiced. It is hypothesized that obstructive jaundice increases the risk of perioperative and postoperative problems. Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) improves postoperative outcomes, according to certain

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