BMC Surgery (2019-11-01)

Reliable reconstruction of the complex high-location bile duct injury: a novel hepaticojejunostomy

  • Yuxin Zhang,
  • Jianping Zhao,
  • Songshan Chai,
  • Zhanguo Zhang,
  • Lei Zhang,
  • Wanguang Zhang

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 19, no. 1
pp. 1 – 7


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Abstract Background This study aimed to propose a novel surgical reconstruction technique for complex high-location bile duct injury (CHBDI). Methods There were eight patients with CHBDI underwent the novel hepaticojejunostomy between Feb 2015 and Feb 2017. Seven patients underwent a primary operation and found CHBDI postoperatively in the inferior hospitals referred to our center. And four of them had received hepaticojejunostomy, but the results were not satisfying. One patient (No.8) with radiographically diagnosed hilar cholangiocarcinoma came to our center for surgical treatment and underwent the novel hepaticojejunostomy technique because CHBDI was found in operation. Perioperative and follow-up data of these patients were retrospectively reviewed. Results The mean age was 47.6 ± 10.7 years, and there was four female. The mean range of time between the injury and the repair operation in our center was 6.3 ± 4.8 months. All repair operations using the novel hepaticojejunostomy technique in our center were successfully performed. No postoperative complications, including biliary fistula, restenosis, peritonitis, and postoperative cholangitis was observed. Besides, no evidence of biliary stenosis or biliary complications happened during the follow-up (median 28 months). Conclusions The novel hepaticojejunostomy is a reliable and convenient technique for surgical repair of multiple biliary ductal openings like CHBDI.