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Early experience with intraluminal reinforcement of stapled gastrojejunostomy during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
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PMID:  18324447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The use of extraluminal staple-line buttressing material during laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass has shown the potential to reduce staple-line leak and bleeding. We herein present our early experience with intraluminal reinforcement of linear-cutting stapled gastrojejunal anastomosis with the use of bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer staple-line reinforcement. METHODS: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was performed in 80 consecutive non-randomized morbidly obese patients. Gastrojejunal anastomosis was performed using a linear-cutting stapler without staple-line reinforcement in 40 patients (group A), while in the other 40 patients (group B), gastrojejunostomy was performed using a linear cutting stapler with intraluminal reinforcement material (bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer). Demographic data were collected. The rate of gastrojejunal anastomotic leak, bleeding, and stricture was determined. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant reduction in bleeding complications between the two groups (15% bleeding in group A vs. no bleeding in group B, P value=0.0255). Stricture rate was higher in-group A (10% group A vs. 2.5% in group B); however, the difference was not statistically significant (P value=0.2007). None of our patients developed a gastrojejunal leak. CONCLUSION: Intraluminal reinforcement of gastrojejunal anastomosis during laparoscopic gastric bypass is safe and feasible. The use of intraluminal bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer staple-line reinforcement significantly reduces the incidence of gastrojejunal bleeding.
Alan A Saber; Keith R Scharf; Ali Z Turk; Mohamed H Elgamal; Ruvie L M C Martinez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastric Bypass / adverse effects,  methods*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Surgical Stapling / methods*

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