Gastro-pancreaticostomy using a tube stent as a less invasive palliative treatment for malignant obstructive pancreatitis

Mizuki Ninomiya, Ken Shirabe, Akinobu Taketomi, Tadahiro Nozoe, Takashi Maeda, Hideaki Nakashima, Akito Matsukuma, Takahiro Ezaki, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Surgical palliation of malignant obstructive pancreatitis poses a considerable burden to patients, especially those with extensive disease. We herein present a novel technique for performing gastro-pancreaticostomy using a tube stent as a less invasive palliative treatment for malignant obstructive pancreatitis. The main pancreatic duct was punctured via the wall of the pyloric antrum. After the insertion of a guidewire, a double pigtail-type tube stent with side holes was inserted into the main pancreatic duct through the wall of the pyloric antrum. This technique was useful as a means of accomplishing less invasive palliative treatment, and has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients with malignant obstructive pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-887
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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