Outcomes of pancreatoduodenectomy in the cirrhotic patient: risk stratification and meta-analysis.


Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Cirrhosis increases the risk of perioperative mortality in gastrointestinal surgery. Though cirrhosis is sometimes considered a contraindication to pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), few data are available in this patient population. The aim of the present study is to identify predictors of outcome in cirrhotic patients undergoing PD.