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The clinical results of duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy after pancreaticoduodenectomy in consecutive 55 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17895850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic anastomotic leakage remains a major troublesome complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Thus, various technical modifications regarding the pancreatic anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy have been attempted to minimize anastomotic leakage. We have performed duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy with resection of jejunal serosa (layer-to-layer pancreaticojejunostomy) and obtained extremely favorable results. METHODS: During 1999 to 2006, 55 patients (27 women and 28 men) underwent duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy with resection of jejunal serosa after pancreaticoduodenectomy. The mean age was 64.6 years (range, 33-84 years). RESULTS: Median postoperative hospital stay was 32.8 days. Morbidity rate due to early postoperative complication was 9.1% (pneumothorax in 1, pulmonary embolism in 1, gastric ulcer in 1, and wound infection in 2), with no pancreatic anastomotic leakage. CONCLUSIONS: There was low complication rate and no pancreatic anastomotic leakage in consecutive 55 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. We consider that duct-to-mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy with resection of jejunal serosa is extremely safe, reliable, and favorable for the anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Akira Hayashibe; Masao Kameyama
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreas     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1536-4828     ISO Abbreviation:  Pancreas     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-26     Completed Date:  2007-11-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608542     Medline TA:  Pancreas     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Bell Land General Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / surgery
Intestinal Mucosa / surgery
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Ducts / surgery
Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
Pancreaticoduodenectomy / statistics & numerical data*
Pancreaticojejunostomy / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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