In order to elucidate the effect to total biliary diversion (TBD) on gut hormone release and pancreatic structure, we performed cholecysto-jejuno-cystostomy (CJC) in 6 mongrel dogs using a small interposed intestinal segment between the gallbladder and the urinary bladder with ligation of the common bile duct. Twelve weeks after CJC, CJC was converted into cholecysto-jejuno-duodenostomy (CJD) to normalize luminal bile flow. Fat rich meal loading tests were carried out before and after these procedures. Plasma concentrations of GI hormones (CCK, PP, GIP) were measured by radioimmunoassay and morphological changes of the pancreas were evaluated by light and electron microscopic study. CJC significantly enhanced the basal levels and fat-stimulated release of both CCK and PP, however after CJD, these changes returned to the normal levels. Following CJC, fat-stimulated GIP release was completely inhibited, but recovered after CJD. Following CJC, hypertrophy of pancreatic acinar cells with profuse and dilated rough endoplasmic reticulum was observed, while after CJD this change returned to the pre-operative state. These results suggest that a feedback regulation may exist between luminal bile flow and CCK secretion, and pancreatic hypertrophy after TBD is, at least partly, due to the increased plasma CCK levels.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi|
|Publication status||Published - 1991 Aug|
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