A Modified Technique to Facilitate Anastomosis in Choledochal Cyst
Sezen Özkısacık, Mesut Yazıcı, Harun Gürsoy
DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.12013   PDF    HTML   XML   4,207 Downloads   7,205 Views  


The method of choice for the treatment of choledochal cysts in children is excision of the cyst and Roux-en-Y (RY) choledochoenterostomy. When the ratio of the diameter of the main hepatic ductus to that of the proximal RY jejunum is 1:2.5 or lower during choledochoenterostomy, end-to-end anastomosis is recommended. However, this method may cause a difference in diameters between the ends. Here we will present the technical difficulty we experienced due to the difference in diameters in end-to-end RY choledochoenterostomy and our modified anastomosis technique of anas¬tomosis. This slight modification eliminated problems with anastomosis caused by a difference in the diameter of the jejunum and shortened operation time.

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S. Özkısacık, M. Yazıcı and H. Gürsoy, "A Modified Technique to Facilitate Anastomosis in Choledochal Cyst," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 73-74. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.12013.

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