Successful intervention with a longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy for chronic pancreatitis due to obstruction of the pancreatogastrostomy after pancreatoduodenectomy

Takayuki Miura, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Kei Ito, Hiromichi Ito, Atsushi Kanno, Kenichi Satoh, Masanori Akada, Toshiki Rikiyama, Yu Katayose, Shinichi Egawa, Tohru Shimosegawa, Michiaki Unno

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Abstract

A 50-year-old man with a cancer of the papilla of Vater underwent pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy reconstructed with pancreatogastrostomy in 2002. He began to complain of upper abdominal and back pain in April 2008. Abdominal CT scan revealed pancreatolithiasis with dilatation of the remnant main pancreatic duct. An upper intestinal endoscopy could not discern the orifice of the pancreatic duct. He was treated by transgastric EUS-guided drainage of the pancreatic duct several times, and ESWL for pancreatolithiasis. However, he had repeated pancreatitis. Surgical intervention was carried out to treat the obstructive pancreatitis in April 2009. Longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy was performed without resection of the obstructive pancreatogastrostomy. The postoperative recovery was uneventful, and the patient remains asymptomatic after the second operation. We concluded that the longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy is a safe and effective alternative for chronic pancreatitis after stenotic pancreatico-digestive tract anastomosis following pancreatoduodenectomy, especially for cases in which endoscopic stenting is ineffective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1669-1675
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Volume107
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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