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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Oct|