Using the greater omental flap to cover the cut surface of the liver for prevention of delayed gastric emptying after left-sided hepatobiliary resection: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

@article{Igami2011UsingTG,
  title={Using the greater omental flap to cover the cut surface of the liver for prevention of delayed gastric emptying after left-sided hepatobiliary resection: a prospective randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Igami and Hideki Nishio and T Ebata and Y Yokoyama and Gen Sugawara and Masato Nagino},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={176-83}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the effect on delayed gastric emptying (DGE) of using the greater omental flap to cover the cut surface of the liver after left-sided hepatobiliary resection. METHODS From June 2007 to December 2008, all eligible patients were randomly assigned to either the greater omental flap group (OF group) or the control group (non-OF group). RESULTS A total of 40 patients remained for final analysis. The incidence of DGE after left… CONTINUE READING
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