A novel intestinal rotation method for digestive reconstruction after combined pancreaticoduodenectomy and extended right hemicolectomy: A case report and surgical technique

Kosei Takagi, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Kenjiro Kumano, Takeshi Kojima, Takuro Fushimi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

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Abstract

Introduction Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) combined with extended right hemicolectomy (RH) is a challenging procedure for locally advanced malignancies. However, information concerning the reconstruction method of the digestive system is limited. Here, we present a case and surgical technique of a novel intestinal rotation method for digestive reconstruction after PD combined with RH. Presentation of case A 62-year-old man with locally advanced pancreatic cancer received conversion surgery combined with PD and RH after preoperative chemotherapy. With respect to the reconstruction of the digestive system, the entire intestinal mesentery was rotated 180° forward counterclockwise around the axis of the superior mesenteric artery, and then the reconstruction, according to Child's method, was performed. The patient recovered without problems in gastroenterological functions after the operation. Discussion With respect to the reconstruction of the digestive system in patients undergoing combined PD and RH, practitioners should pay close attention to twisting of the intestinal mesentery when bringing up the proximal jejunum for pancreatojejunostomy and hepatojejunostomy and the distal ileum for ileocolic anastomosis. This intestinal rotation method enables a smooth and uneventful reconstruction of the digestive system. Conclusion This is the first detailed description of an intestinal rotation method for digestive reconstruction after combined PD and extended RH. The intestinal rotation method can be an alternative and helpful technical option for digestive reconstruction in patients with combined PD and RH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Digestive reconstruction
  • Intestinal rotation method
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Right hemicolectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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