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Obes Surg. 2002 Jun;12(3):362-5.

Laparoscopic standard biliopancreatic diversion: technique and preliminary results.

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Department of Surgery, University of Genoa School of Medicine, scopinar@unige.it

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A technique for standard laparoscopic BPD was developed.

METHODS:

Standard laparoscopic BPD was performed in 26 morbidly obese patients with mean BMI 43. Details of the technique, using 6 trocars, and instrumentation are described. Intestinal limb lengths were measured fully stretched, and the gastric remnant volume was also measured. Both enteroenteral and gastrointestinal anastomoses were fashioned with a side-to-side technique using the endoGIA, the conjoined defect being closed with a manual running seromuscular suture.

RESULTS:

6 and 12 month weight loss results were similar to those obtained in open BPD.

CONCLUSION:

Laparoscopic standard BPD is a feasible alternative to the open operative procedure, the major advantage being the likely near total avoidance of wound hernia.

PMID:
12082888
DOI:
10.1381/096089202321088165
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