Early Ligation of the Inferior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery to Reduce Blood Loss during Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Hiroaki Ohigashi, Osamu Ishikawa, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Terumasa Yamada, Yo Sasaki, Shingo Noura, Kou Takachi, Isao Miyashiro, Kohei Murata, Yuichiro Doki, Shingi Imaoka

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Abstract

When performing a pancreaticoduodenectomy, a considerable amount of congested blood is lost, especially during the period when the pancreatic head area is being isolated from the superior mesenteric vessels. Following Kocher's maneuver, a 4-cm dissection was continued along the right margin of the superior mesenteric artery. The root of the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery was disclosed and ligated prior to the following resection procedures. The early ligation of the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery decreased blood loss (from 194±24mL to 86±50mL) during the period when the pancreatic head area was isolated from the superior mesenteric vessels. This approach was feasible in reducing blood loss presumably related to blood congestion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume51
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Ohigashi, H., Ishikawa, O., Eguchi, H., Yamada, T., Sasaki, Y., Noura, S., ... Imaoka, S. (2004). Early Ligation of the Inferior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery to Reduce Blood Loss during Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 51(55), 4-5.