Gastric conduit-preserving, radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with microvascular reconstruction for pancreatic head cancer after esophagectomy: Report of a case

Akira Inoue, Hirofumi Akita, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Naoki Hama, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Hiroaki Nagano

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Pancreaticoduodenectomy is a radical treatment for pancreatic head cancer. However, it is sometimes difficult to perform pancreaticoduodenectomy, particularly in patients who have previously undergone esophagectomy with gastric conduit reconstruction. We herein describe a surgical technique for radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with microvascular reconstruction that preserves the gastric conduit. A 72-year-old male with a previous history of esophagectomy and gastric conduit reconstruction for esophageal cancer was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment of advanced pancreatic head cancer. After considering both the cancer curability and preservation of the gastric conduit, we performed a standard pancreaticoduodenectomy, and added a microvascular anastomosis of the gastroduodenal artery to the right gastroepiploic artery. In addition, we also performed reconstruction of the right gastroepiploic vein. This radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with microvascular reconstruction was safely and successfully performed, and it preserved the gastric conduit. The 6-month follow-up showed recurrence-free survival and a good quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-791
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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