Falciform ligament in pancreatoduodenectomy for protection of skeletonized and divided vessels

@article{Abe2009FalciformLI,
  title={Falciform ligament in pancreatoduodenectomy for protection of skeletonized and divided vessels},
  author={Nobutsugu Abe and Masanori Sugiyama and Yutaka Suzuki and Osamu Yanagida and Tadahiko Masaki and Toshiyuki Mori and Yutaka Atomi},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          184-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Pancreatic fistula, which is one of the main causes of late postpancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH), is a common complication of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). It may erode the anastomosis site and vascular wall in its vicinity, resulting in pseudoaneurysm formation and/or the rupture of major vessels. To protect the vessels near the area for pancreaticojejunostomy from potential pancreatic fistula, we have adopted a surgical option by which such vessels are separated from the… CONTINUE READING
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