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Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique


Laparoscopic repair of duodenal atresia has been reported. Reports to date have indicated use of standard laparoscopic suturing and knot tying. Unfortunately, there has been a high leak rate associated with the technique. We report our technique of using U-clips for the duodenoduodenostomy, thus limiting trauma to the duodenum during the anastomosis and less risk for postoperative leakage.

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Valusek, P.A., Spilde, T.L., Tsao, K. et al. Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique. Surg Endosc 21, 1023–1024 (2007).

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  • Duodenal atresia
  • U clip
  • Laparoscopic repair