[Pancreatico-jejunal anastomosis with invagination on isolated loop after cephalic pancreatoduodenectomy].

The most frequent and most dangerous complication of the duodenopancreatectomy is pancreatic fistula due to dehiscence of the pancreatic anastomosis. A technique that uses a separate Roux en Y loop for pancreatic anastomosis, to reduce the fatal risks of the pancreatic fistula, has been initially reported more than 50 years ago. With the development of the pancreaticogastrostomy, it seems interesting to present a procedure using an isolated loop for the pancreas; this technique is derived from those previously published, allowing a good intussuception of the pancreas in the intestinal loop. This method has been performed in 35 duodenopancreatectomy (malignant pancreatic disease: 32 patients, benign pancreatic disease: 3 patients). The mean age of the patients was 64 years (range 34-74). There were four operative deaths unrelated to the pancreaticojejunal anastomosis and two pancreatic fistulas with spontaneous healing. The pancreatico-jejunostomy using a separate Roux en Y loop represented in this short experience a safe procedure to prevent pancreatic fistula.
AuthorsC Meyer, S Rohr, N De Manzini, C L Thiry, O Firtion
JournalAnnali italiani di chirurgia (Ann Ital Chir) 1997 Sep-Oct Vol. 68 Issue 5 Pg. 613-5 ISSN: 0003-469X [Print] ITALY
Vernacular TitleL'anastomosi pancreatico-digiunale con invaginazione su ansa esclusa dopo duodenopancreatectomia cefalica.
PMID9577036 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy (methods)
  • Prospective Studies

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