Impact of Braun anastomosis on reducing delayed gastric emptying following pancreaticoduodenectomy: a prospective, randomized controlled trial

Ho Kyoung Hwang, Sung Hwan Lee, Dai Hoon Han, Sung Hoon Choi, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee

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Abstract

Background: The present study investigates the clinical impact of Braun anastomosis on delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD). Methods: From February 2013 to June 2014, 60 patients were recruited for this randomized controlled trial. The incidence of DGE and its risk factors were analyzed according to whether or not Braun anastomosis was used after PPPD. Results: Thirty patients were respectively enrolled in No-Braun group and Braun group. A comparative analysis between the two groups showed no differences in sex, diagnosis, operation time, hospital stay, or postoperative complications, including pancreatic fistula. Overall DGE developed in eight patients (26.7%) in the Braun group and in 14 patients (46.7%) in the No-Braun group (P = 0.108). However, clinically relevant DGE (grades B and C) was marginally more frequent in the No-Braun group (23.3% vs. 3.3%, P = 0.052). In a multivariable analysis, No-Braun anastomosis was an independent risk factor for developing clinically relevant DGE (odds ratio = 16.489; 95% confidence interval: 1.287–211.195; P = 0.031). Conclusion: The overall DGE occurrence was not different between the two groups. However, No-Braun anastomosis was an independent risk factor for developing clinically relevant DGE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

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© 2016 Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

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