Skip to main content
main-content

27.09.2016 | Original Article | Ausgabe 4/2016

Updates in Surgery 4/2016

T-drain reduces the incidence of biliary leakage after liver resection

Zeitschrift:
Updates in Surgery > Ausgabe 4/2016
Autoren:
Dennis Eurich, S. Henze, S. Boas-Knoop, J. Pratschke, D. Seehofer

Abstract

Biliary leakage is a serious complication after liver resection and represents the major cause of post-operative morbidity. In spite of already identified risk factors, little is known about the role of intra-biliary pressure following liver surgery in the development of biliary leakage. Biliary decompression may have a positive impact and reduce the incidence of biliary leakage at the parenchymal resection site. 397 patients undergoing liver resection without bilioenteric anastomosis were included in the retrospective analysis of the risk factors for the development of biliary leakage focusing on the intra-operative reduction of the biliary pressure by T-tube and liver histology. Among 397 analyzed patients after parenchymal resection, biliary leakage occurred in 39 cases (9.8 %). The extent of parenchymal resection was not associated with the total occurrence of biliary leak (p = 0.626). Lower incidence of biliary leakage from the resection surface was significantly associated with the use of T-tube (4.9 vs. 13.2 %; p = 0.006). In the subgroup analysis, insertion of a T-tube was not associated with a reduction of biliary leakage after anatomical hemihepatectomies (p = 0.103) and extraanatomical liver resection (p = 0.676). However, a high statistical significance could be detected in patients with extended hemihepatectomies (58.3 vs. 3.8 %; p < 0.001). Once biliary leak occurred without T-tube, median hospitalization duration significantly increased compared to patients with biliary decompression and without biliary leak (p < 0.001). The results of our retrospective data analysis suggest a significant beneficial impact of the T-tube on the development of biliary leakage in patients undergoing extended liver surgery.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

★ PREMIUM-INHALT
e.Med Interdisziplinär

Mit e.Med Interdisziplinär erhalten Sie Zugang zu allen CME-Fortbildungen und Fachzeitschriften auf SpringerMedizin.de.

Weitere Produktempfehlungen anzeigen
Literatur
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 4/2016

Updates in Surgery 4/2016 Zur Ausgabe
  1. Sie können e.Med Chirurgie 14 Tage kostenlos testen (keine Print-Zeitschrift enthalten). Der Test läuft automatisch und formlos aus. Es kann nur einmal getestet werden.

Neu im Fachgebiet Chirurgie

Mail Icon II Newsletter

Bestellen Sie unseren kostenlosen Newsletter Update Chirurgie und bleiben Sie gut informiert – ganz bequem per eMail.

Bildnachweise