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A Novel “Salvage” Indication to Intestinal Derotation Procedure: Reconstruction after Duodenopancreatectomy
Paolo Bechi, Gherardo Maltinti
(Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy)
Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:322-325
The purpose of the present paper is to stress the relevance for surgeons of being familiar with the procedure of intestinal derotation. This procedure is usually ignored by atlases of surgical technique and only few dedicated papers have been published since its first descriptions both in the U.S. and Europe more than 50 yrs ago.
Case Report: The occasion for this message has been provided by a recent application of this procedure, which has also provided a brand new indication to it. In the case which is reported in the paper the reconstruction, after the resection phase of Whipple procedure, appeared impossible. As a matter of fact, a lipomatosis of the jejunal mesentery reaching up the vasa recta made...
Keywords: intestinal derotation, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Lipomatosis