Complications in pancreatic surgery

Despite recent technical advancements, post-operative complications after pancreatic surgery (especially after pancreatic resections) remain a major issue. The principal determinant of post-operative morbidity is – paradoxically – the pancreas, a very soft and friable organ that produces digestive enzymes. An early diagnosis and the correct management of post-operative complications require a broad experience in the field, and account for a favorable postoperative outcome. Here are listed the principal complications after pancreatic surgeries. Click on the links to learn more.


Pancreatic fistula

Post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage

Delayed gastric emptying

Other post-operative complications

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Endocrine pancreatic insufficiency