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Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Apr;98(17):e15293. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000015293.

Use of Neoveil or TachoSil to prevent pancreatic fistula following pancreaticoduodenectomy: A retrospective study.

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Department of Surgery, Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu.
Department of Surgery, On Hospital, Busan, Korea.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using Neoveil and TachoSil sponges at the pancreaticojejunostomy anastomosis site in reducing the rate and severity of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF).In this study, we retrospectively evaluated data that were prospectively collected on pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) procedures. Patients were divided into 3 groups: no patch application, Neoveil patch application, and TachoSil patch application. Demographic and surgical data were analyzed.Around 165 patients with PD were enrolled in this study and were divided into 3 groups. In the standard group (n = 43), no patch was applied, while in the Neoveil and TachoSil groups (n = 84 and n = 38, respectively), the pancreaticojejunostomy anastomosis site was covered with Neoveil and TachoSil patches, respectively. POPF grade B or above occurred in 37.2% (16/43), 14.3% (12/84), and 18.8% (6/38) of patients in the standard, Neoveil and TachoSil groups, respectively, with a significant difference between patients with and without patch application (P = .004). On multivariate logistic analysis of predictive factors for POPF, male sex, patch application, and hospital day were found to be the significant independent predictors of POPF grade B or above.Significant independent predictors of POPF were male sex and patch application. This study demonstrated that the use of Neoveil or TachoSil patches may reduce the incidence of POPF after PD.

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