A shorter loop in Roux-Y hepatojejunostomy reconstruction for choledochal cysts is equally effective: preliminary results of a prospective randomized study

Mei Diao, Long Li, Jin-Zhe Zhang, Wei Cheng

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Conventionally, an adult s standard of a 40-cm loop is adopted in Roux-Y hepatojejunostomy (RYHJ) in choledochal cyst (CDC) in children, irrespective of patient size. The redundant length of the jejunal limb may lead to complications. We compared the outcome of an individualized short Roux loop with the standard loop length in RYHJ in children with CDC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845 - 847
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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