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Cir Esp. 2013 Mar;91(3):163-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ciresp.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

[Is Peng's pancreaticojejunal anastomosis more effective than mucosa-mucosa anastomosis in duodenopancreatectomy for pancreatic and peri-ampullary tumours?].

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Departamento de Cirugía General, Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, Lima, Perú.



The pancreatic fistula is the most feared complication after a duodenopancreatectomy, and is the most common independent factor of post-surgical mortality. Peng et al. recently published a pancreaticojejunal anastomosis technique (binding anastomosis) which showed 0% pancreatic fistulas. The objective of this study is to evaluate and validate this new anastomosis technique compared with the conventional pancreaticoduodenectomy with end-to-side duct-to-mucosa anastomosis.


A prospective, non-randomised study was conducted to evaluate and validate this new anastomosis technique compared with the conventional pancreaticojejunal terminolateral duct to mucosa anastomosis. The study included 63 patients who were subjected to a duodenopancreatectomy due to having a pancreatic or periampullary neoplasm. A binding pancreaticojejunostomy according to the technique described by Peng et al. was performed on 30 patients (Group A), and a pancreaticoduodenectomy with end-to-side duct-to-mucosa anastomosis (conventional technique) was performed on 33 patients (Group B).


When the results of the 2 techniques were compared, 2/30 (6%) of patients had a pancreatic fistula with the Peng technique, and 4/33 (12%) with the conventional technique, but this was not statistically significant (P=.674). Nor were there any significant differences between the 2 groups on comparing, morbidity, hospital stay and mortality.


The results of this study show that the anastomosis method described by Peng is safe, but is not associated with a lower frequency of pancreatic fistula, general morbidity, or mortality. This leads to the uncertainty of whether it really has any advantages over other techniques.

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