Use of a new sealing device to simplify jejunal resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy

Thomas J. Howard, Scott Mimms

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Abstract

Background: Pancreaticoduodenectomy has undergone numerous technical modifications since the original reported series in 1935, but little focus has been directed to the dissection and ligation of the mesenteric blood supply to the first portion of the jejunum. Methods: Sixty-four patients in whom the device was used were compared to a historical cohort of 128 patients who had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy at our institution. Results: The technique described provided a rapid, ergonomically efficient method to complete step 5 of pancreaticoduodenectomy. We found no differences in average hospital length of stay (LOS), reoperation rate, morbidity, mortality, or postoperative readmission rates between patients operated on before or after adoption of this technique Conclusion: The Ligasure sealing device (Valleylab, Boulder, CO) provides an excellent, safe alternative to the classic use of clamps and ties when resecting the first portion of the jejunum during pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-506
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume190
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Equipment and Supplies
Jejunum
Length of Stay
Carbon Monoxide
Reoperation
Ligation
Dissection
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Ligasure sealing device
  • Mesenteric blood supply
  • Operative technique
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Use of a new sealing device to simplify jejunal resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy. / Howard, Thomas J.; Mimms, Scott.

In: American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 190, No. 3, 01.09.2005, p. 504-506.

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