Gastric decompression and enteral feeding through a double-lumen gastrojejunostomy tube improves outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

@article{Mack2004GastricDA,
  title={Gastric decompression and enteral feeding through a double-lumen gastrojejunostomy tube improves outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Lloyd A. Mack and Ioannis G. Kaklamanos and Alan Livingstone and Jo{\'e} U. Levi and Carolyn Robinson and Danny Sleeman and Dido Franceschi and Oliver F Bathe},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={240 5},
  pages={845-51}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of inserting a double-lumen gastrojejunostomy tube (GJT) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and to evaluate associated outcomes. BACKGROUND Gastroparesis is a frequent postoperative event following PD. This often necessitates prolonged gastric decompression and nutritional support. A double-lumen GJT may be particularly useful in this situation: gastric decompression may be achieved through the gastric port without… CONTINUE READING

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