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Endoscopic management of afferent loop syndrome after a pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenecotomy presenting with obstructive jaundice and ascending cholangitis

Authors
 Jae Kyung Kim ; Chan Hyuk Park ; Jeong Youp Park ; Ji Hye Huh 
Citation
 Clinical Endoscopy, Vol.44(1) : 59~64, 2011 
Journal Title
 Clinical Endoscopy 
ISSN
 22342400 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
Afferent loop syndrome is a rare complication of gastrojejunostomy. Patients usually present with abdominal distention and bilious vomiting. Afferent loop syndrome in patients who have undergone a pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy can present with ascending cholangitis. This condition is related to a large volume of reflux through the biliary-enteric anastomosis and static materials with bacterial overgrowth in the afferent loop. Patients with afferent loop syndrome after pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy frequently cannot be confirmed as surgical candidates due to poor medical condition. In that situation, a non-surgical palliation should be considered. Herein, we report two patients with afferent loop syndrome presenting with obstructive jaundice and ascending cholangitis. The patients suffered from the recurrence of pancreatic cancer after pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. The diagnosis of afferent loop syndrome was confirmed, and the patients were successfully treated by inserting an endoscopic metal stent using a colonoscopic endoscope.
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http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95287
DOI
10.5946/ce.2011.44.1.59
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