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Surg Today. 1996;26(8):665-7.

Internal stenting of the hepaticojejunostomy and pancreaticojejunostomy in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy to promote earlier discharge from hospital.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

Internal stenting of the hepaticojejunostomy and pancreaticojejunostomy was performed in 11 consecutive patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy between July 1992, and July 1994, to promote earlier discharge from hospital. Although minor leakage of the pancreaticojejunostomy occurred in 4 patients, this resolved within a short period and all 11 patients were able to be discharged by the 29th postoperative day in good health and without any intubation. Follow-up abdominal X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scans proved that all 22 of the stenting tubes had spontaneously fallen out by the 176th postoperative day. No complication related to the stenting tubes occurred in any of our patients.

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8855507
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