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Simple versus double jejunal pouch for reconstruction after total gastrectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11036134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Even though many types of reconstruction after total gastrectomy have been proposed to reduce postgastrectomy syndromes, choosing a method that would further improve the quality of life and nutrition of the gastrectomized patient is controversial. Hunt-Lawrence single pouch reconstruction seems to obtain better results compared with the more common Roux-en-Y technique, but both of these reconstructive approaches are associated with some reduction in food intake and some problems in achievement of ideal body weight. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized trial, after total gastrectomy 18 patients had reconstruction according to the Hunt-Lawrence or single pouch technique (SP group), whereas for 23 patients, the technique was modified with construction of a second pouch in the distal portion of the jejunal loop (DP group). Patients in the two groups were compared at 12 months after surgery for problems in gastrointestinal function, quality of life, improvement in body weight and nutritional parameters, serum albumin, hemoglobin level, and serum protein. RESULTS: The DP group demonstrated fewer symptom problems, better weight maintenance, and better laboratory values when compared with patients undergoing standard single jejunal pouch reconstruction. CONCLUSIONS: Reconstruction with use of a double pouch as a gastric substitute leads to better outcome assessments than with a single pouch reconstruction. Our double pouch technique has demonstrated significant improvement in quality of life and nutritional recovery in terms of functional results as well as patient satisfaction.
M A Gioffre' Florio; M Bartolotta; J C Miceli; G Giacobbe; F P Saitta; M T Paparo; B Micali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  180     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-15     Completed Date:  2000-11-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of General Surgery, University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
Blood Proteins / analysis
Body Weight
Chi-Square Distribution
Follow-Up Studies
Gastrectomy / rehabilitation*
Hemoglobins / analysis
Jejunum / surgery*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Postgastrectomy Syndromes / prevention & control
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life
Serum Albumin / analysis
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Proteins; 0/Hemoglobins; 0/Serum Albumin

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