Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique.
Laparoscopic repair of duodenal atresia has been reported. Reports to date have indicated use of standard laparoscopic suturing and knot tying. Unfortunately, there has been a high leak rate associated with the technique. We report our technique of using U-clips for the duodenoduodenostomy, thus limiting trauma to the duodenum during the anastomosis and less risk for postoperative leakage.
Digestive System Surgical Procedures; Duodenal Obstruction; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Intestinal Atresia; Laparoscopy; Postoperative Complications; Surgical Instruments
Duodenal obstruction; Postoperative complications; surgical instruments
Valusek, P. A., Spilde, T. L., Tsao, K., St Peter, S. D., Holcomb, G. W., Ostlie, D. J. Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique. Surgical endoscopy 21, 1023-1024 (2007).