Cortisone Treatment for the Prevention of Postoperative Pancreatitis and Pancreatitis-induced Complications After Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Distal Pancreatic Resection
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The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled trial is to investigate whether postoperative pancreatitis and other immediate complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy or distal pancreatic resection may be reduced with cortisone treatment. Treatment is administered to high risk patients (defined by high amount of acinar cells in the cut edge of pancreas).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy patients in Tampere University Hospital