Double Tract vs. Roux-en-Y Reconstruction in the treatment of Gastric Cancer
Objective: Functional outcomes were prospectively compared between the standard Roux-en-Y and Double-tract reconstruction following a total gastrectomy and D2 lymphadenectomy.
Methods: One hundred ten patients with gastric cancer were divided into two groups by the type of reconstruction. Age, gender, T stage, AJCC stage, length of operation, BMI (body mass index, kg/m2), time to soft diet, postoperative leakage of the esophagojejunostomy (EJS), stricture of the EJS, meal intake, and quality of life (QOL) were recorded.
Results: The mean age in the R-Y group was 61.57, with the SD of 9.53, while in the DT group the mean age was 60.17 with a SD of 9.92. The BMI decline in the R-Y group was 4.09 with a SD of 1.11, while in the DT group it was 2.85 with a SD of 1.27. We found a highly significant statistical difference between the two groups in the rate of the BMI decline (p<0,001). We found no statistically significant difference regarding QOL between the two groups, p>0.05.
Conclusions: The Double tract reconstruction is a simple procedure and the rate of the BMI decline is much smaller compared to the Roux-en-Y group.
How to cite this:Resanovic A, Randjelovic T, Resanovic V, Toskovic B. Double Tract vs. Roux-en-Y Reconstruction in the treatment of Gastric Cancer. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):643-648. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343.14348
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