Background To evaluate the use of a double loop reconstruction following pylorus preserving proximal pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPPD). Methods Morbidity and mortality were evaluated in 55 patients undergoing PPPPD for malignant tumors, followed by a double loop reconstruction. Results The mean intra-operative blood loss was 908 mL ± 531. In-hospital mortality was 5.4% (3/55 pts). The mean length of hospital stay was 17 ± 5 days (range 12-45 days). Postoperative complications occurred in 25 patients (46.2%). Five patients developed an anastomotic leak, one biliary and four pancreatic (4/55; 7%). Delayed gastric emptying occurred in 8 patients (14.5%). Reoperation was required in two patients for hemorrhage. Conclusions A double loop alimentary reconstruction following PPPPD led to a low incidence of DGE and pancreatic fistula. Although mortality rate was higher than that reported by referral centres, this technique has been performed in a not specialized unit attaining acceptable results.
|Titolo:||Double loop reconstruction following pancreaticoduodenectomy for malignant tumor: Short-term outcome|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|