Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for the Management of Localized Crohn’s Disease of the Duodenum
Crohn’s disease of the duodenum is an uncommon condition. Our case was an extremely rare manifestation of Crohn’s disease, who presented with obstruction of the pylorus and the first and the second parts of the duodenum. Because of the severity of the obstruction, he underwent laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy. Postoperative pancreatic leakage and bowel fistula were not observed, and there was no morbidity during the follow-up period. There was also no disturbance in digestive function, postoperatively. This is the first case employing laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy to cure benign lesions leading to duodenal obstruction. Minimally invasive laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy technology shows a very big advantage in treating this rare benign Crohn’s disease.
KeywordsLaparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy Crohn’s disease Duodenal obstruction Minimally invasive
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The authors declare that they have no competing financial interests.
This study was funded by The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81272659 to R.Y.Q.), Research Fund of Young Scholars for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No. 20110142120014 to R.Y.Q., No. 20120142110055 to M.W.), and Projects of Science Foundation of Hubei Province (No. 2012FFB02401 to F.Z.).