Cortisone Treatment for the Prevention of Postoperative Pancreatitis and Pancreatitis-induced Complications After Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Operation)
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The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled trial is to investigate whether postoperative pancreatitis and other immediate complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple) operation 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, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Pancreaticoduodenectomy patients in Tampere University Hospital