- •This is a retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database evaluating the outcomes of high-risk liver patients undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy.
- •Previous publications have suggested high-risk liver patients are prone to increased adverse events however this analysis provides a contradicting finding that there is no increased adverse events for that patient population.
- •Patients with underlying high-risk liver disease do not necessarily pose a contraindication to pancreaticoduodenectomy, however more definitive research is required.
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☆This is an original manuscript that has not been previously published. The manuscript has also not been submitted to another journal for consideration. All the authors are associated with a NSQIP participant hospital and are authorized to scientifically research and publish NSQIP data. If the manuscript is accepted for publication the following statement needs to be printed per the ACS NSQIP data participation guidelines “The main institution, Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center, is a participant member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and is authorized by the ACS to scientifically research and publish NSQIP data”. None of the authors have any conflicts of interest.