Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy.
Dr. Vincenzo Neri was born in Bari, Italy, on 15th March, 1946, graduated on 1970 in Medicine and Surgery in the University of Bari. He is full Professor of General Surgery in the Medical School of the University of Foggia, Polyclinic. He is Director of the Residency School of General Surgery and Department of General Surgery. He was President of the Course of Degree of Medicine and Surgery, University of Foggia, in the years from 1996 to 2002. He was Director of Department of Surgical Sciences , University of Foggia in the years from 2002 to 2008. He obtained the certificate of “Maitrise Universitaire en Pedagogie des Sciences de la Santè”on the Universitè Paris – Nord Bobigny. He is author of more than 330 scientific paper edited on national and international journals and chapters of books. His research interest is hepatobiliopancreatic surgery. He is member of scientific societies : SIC, IHPBA,AISP,EASL,NESA,SLS.
The complications of biliopancreatic surgery have a very variable range of incidence showing surgical procedures with low incidence of complications such as simple cholecystectomy and complex or very complex procedures such as pancreatic resections followed by high incidence of postoperative complications. The purpose of this editorial is to examine a number of specific complications unique to biliopancreatic surgery such as: pancreatic fistula in relation to the different types of pancreatic digestive anastomosis and biliary injuries after biliary surgery. Pancreatic and biliary surgical complications include a large range of conditions with overlapping clinical presentations and diverse therapeutic choices. The true incidence of pancreatic and biliary complications is difficult to determine due to selection and reporting bias. The treatment of these complications continues to evolve and patients may require endoscopic, surgical, and/or percutaneous techniques.