A Reduction in Delayed Gastric Emptying by Classic Pancreaticoduodenectomy with an Antecolic Gastrojejunal Anastomosis and a Retrogastric Omental Patch

@article{Nikfarjam2009ARI,
  title={A Reduction in Delayed Gastric Emptying by Classic Pancreaticoduodenectomy with an Antecolic Gastrojejunal Anastomosis and a Retrogastric Omental Patch},
  author={Mehrdad Nikfarjam and Eric T. Kimchi and Niraj J. Gusani and Syed MuhammadAli Shah and Mandeep Sehmbey and Serene Shereef and Kevin F. Staveley-O’Carroll},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={1674-1682}
}
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) continues to be a major cause of morbidity following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A change in the method of reconstruction following PD was instituted in an attempt to reduce the incidence DGE. Patients undergoing PD from January 2002 to December 2008 were reviewed and outcomes determined. Pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) with a retrocolic duodenojejunal anastomosis (n = 79) or a classic PD with a retrocolic gastrojejunostomy (n = 36) was… CONTINUE READING