Gastric serosal patch in distal pancreatectomy for injury: A neglected technique

Y. Kluger, R. Alfici, B. Abbley, D. Soffer, D. Aladgem

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Abstract

Distal pancreatectomy to manage disruption of the body and tail of the pancreas is a well-established surgical procedure. Fistula formation after distal pancreatectomy for injury may be as high as 24 per cent, and its treatment, although non-operative, prolongs hospitalization and increases the patient's discomfort. We describe the gastric serosal patch technique designed to cover the pancreatic stump after distal pancreatectomy in injured patients. Although this procedure has been previously described, it did not receive appropriate acclaim. Our experience suggests that this technique may eliminate fistula formation and other complications, thereby reducing patient discomfort, morbidity and hospital stay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalInjury
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

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