, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 60-61
Date: 15 Nov 2012

A technique to prevent duodenal blowout after difficult gastrectomies

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A simple technique of decompressing the duodenum following difficult gastrectomies is described which can be applied across the country to reduce the incidence of this serious complication. The procedure has been used in 120 patients with no instance of duodenal blowout.