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
Valusek, Patricia A.; Spilde, Troy L.; Tsao, KuoJen; St Peter, Shawn D.; Holcomb, G W. III; and Ostlie, Daniel J., "Laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair using surgical U-clips: a novel technique." (2007). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 595.