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Comment & Response
December 30, 2020

Systematic Nasogastric Tube Decompression Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy—Is it Safe?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(3):293. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5677

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Bergeat et al on the postoperative complications associated with nasogastric tube decompression (NGTD) after pancreaticoduodenectomy.1 It is a well-conducted randomized clinical trial that adds valuable evidence to the literature on the necessity of postoperative NGTD. However, we have some concerns.

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