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TITLE : Pancreatic Fistulas

A pancreatic fistula is an abnormal communication between the pancreas and other organs due to leakage of pancreatic secretions from damaged pancreatic ductsintroduction disruptions of the main pancreatic duct smaller ducts or pancreatic parenchyma cause external or internal pancreatic fistulas a pancreatico cutaneous fistula results when the exocrine secretions leak through a drain site or a woundreferences arvanitakis m delhaye m bali ma et al endoscopic treatment of external pancreatic fistulas when draining the main pancreatic duct is not enoughopinion statement external and internal pancreatic fistulas have a different etiology and natural history approximately 50 of internal and 70 to 90 of external pancreatic fistulas can be expected to heal with nonoperative managementdr mark fraiman discusses pancreatic fistulas after a whipple procedure on the pancreas to learn more about dr fraiman or the liver and pancreas center in b

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