To drain or not to drain in Roux-en-Y hepatojejunostomy for children with choledochal cysts in the laparoscopic era: A prospective randomized study

Mei Diao, Long Li, Wei Cheng

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Routine drain placement after choledochal cyst (CDC) excision and Roux-en-Y hepatojejunostomy (RYHJ) is commonly practiced to predict and prevent bile/pancreatic leaks and hemorrhage. Recently, laparoscopic excision of CDC has decreased postoeprative morbidity. The necessity of drainage has been questioned. We undertook a prospective randomized trial to assess the need for drainage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485 - 1489
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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