Martin AN, Narayanan S, Turrentine FE, Bauer TW, Adams RB, Stukenborg GJ, Zaydfudim VM. Clinical Factors and Postoperative Impact of Bile Leak After Liver Resection. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2018 Apr;22(22). 661-667. PMID: 29247421 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5871550 NIHMSID: NIHMS928422.
Despite technical advances, bile leak remains a significant complication after hepatectomy. The current study uses a targeted multi-institutional dataset to characterize perioperative factors that are associated with bile leakage after hepatectomy to better understand the impact of bile leak on morbidity and mortality.