Single-layer continuous suture for gastrojejunostomy.
A variety of techniques are available for the construction of a gastrojejunostomy. Little information is available regarding the influence of anastomotic technique on functional outcome, particularly delayed gastric emptying and other postgastrectomy syndromes. Twenty-seven cases were reviewed in which single-layer continuous suture was used for gastrojejunostomy. Most patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy, subtotal gastrectomy, or gastrojejunal bypass for malignant obstruction. There were no anastomotic leaks. A regular diet was tolerated at a median of 6 days. There were no cases of delayed gastric emptying, and follow-up to date demonstrates a low incidence of postgastrectomy morbidity.
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Brodsky, J. T., & Dadian, N. (1997). Single-layer continuous suture for gastrojejunostomy. The American surgeon, 63(5), 395–398.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery