During gastroduodenostomy, a new connection is
formed between the stomach and the duodenum. This procedure sometimes follows
the removal of part or all of the stomach.
- Small intestine
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Treated with Gastroduodenostomy:
Gastroduodenostomy may be utilized in cases of
gastric obstruction, gastrointestinal reconstruction surgery, stomach ulcers,
stomach cancer, pyloric stenosis and benign stomach tumors.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
gastroduodenostomy. Laparoscopic gastroduodenostomy and gastrojejunostomy are
Gastroduodenostomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Gastroduodenostomy:
Possible risks following gastroduodenostomy include
infection, bleeding, scarring, blood clots, dumping syndrome and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional
hernia, malabsorption, abdominal pain and persistent vomiting.
The prognosis for a positive end result following
gastroduodenostomy is good in cases of pyloric stenosis and gastric
obstruction. However, the survival rate for stomach cancer is low.
Total recovery from gastroduodenostomy takes several
weeks to several months.