Does Braun anastomosis have an impact on the incidence of delayed gastric emptying and the extent of intragastric bile reflux following pancreatoduodenectomy? A randomized controlled study. Dig Surg 2017; 34: 462-468.

Published: 22nd February 2018

Authors: Fujieda H, Yokoyama Y, Hirata A, Usui H, Sakatoku Y, Fukaya M et al.

Conclusion

The rate of delayed gastric emptying was 20.6 per cent after Braun anastomosis (anastomosis between afferent and efferent loops of jejunum) compared to 29.4 per cent after standard anastomosis in this study that included 68 procedures (P=0.4).

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