Duodenotomy involves closing a bleeding vessel in a duodenal ulcer. The procedure is performed on the first section of the small intestine.
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Conditions Treated with Duodenotomy:
Duodenotomy may be performed in cases of chronic pancreatitis, gallstones and a duodenal ulcer.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to duodenotomy.
Anesthesia with Duodenotomy:
Duodenotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Duodenotomy:
Possible risks following duodenotomy include infection, bleeding, pancreatitis, incisional hernia and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia and for there to be a duodenal leak.