Pancreaticojejunostomy with or without reinforcement after pancreaticoduodenectomy: surgical technique of ligamentum teres hepatis wrap around pancreaticojejunostomy

Maurizio Zizzo, Lara Ugoletti, Andrea Morini, Antonio Manenti, Filippo Lococo, Claudio Pedrazzoli

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Abstract

In a previous issue of the Journal, Zhong et al. reported a retrospective study that compared the perioperative outcomes of the mesh-reinforced pancreaticojejunostomy with conventional pancreaticojejunostomy. They concluded that mesh-reinforced pancreaticojejunostomy was a safe and effective technique, as it provided a safe anchor site for suture, thus reducing the risk of pancreatic leakage. Considering these encouraging results, we present a further simple technique using ligamentum teres hepatis wrap around pancreatojejunostomy for prevention of postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2018

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