, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 408-415
Date: 20 Oct 2009

Reconstruction Following the Pylorus Preserving Whipple Resection: PJ, HJ, and DJ

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Abstract

Introduction

Pancreaticoduodenectomy is one of the most challenging procedures performed by general surgeons.

Discussion

Many studies have been performed looking at the technical aspects of reconstruction after pancreaticoduodenal resection. Multiple randomized trials have failed to convincingly demonstrate the superiority of any single approach or technique. Here, we illustrate our approach to reconstruction, with an emphasis on technical aspects and details.

Conclusion

The fine points can help avoid technical errors that result in anastomotic failure.