Unmet needs in preoperative biliary stenting for patient candidates for pancreaticoduodenectomy: a viewpoint

Salvatore Paiella, Matteo De Pastena, Roberto Salvia


We read with great interest the article published in Annals of Surgery, “Preoperative Biliary Stenting and Major Morbidity After Pancreatoduodenectomy: Does Elapsed Time Matter? The FRAGERITA Study Group” (1). The timing of preoperative biliary stenting (PBS) and its impact on postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) are ever-burning issues for pancreatologists dealing with jaundice due to periampullary tumors.