RCT Compares Modified Blumgart Mattress Suture And Conventional Interrupted Suture in Pancreaticojejunostomy

Annals Of Surgery
12 Feb, 2019 ,

An RCT evaluated whether mattress suture of pancreatic parenchyma and the seromuscular layer of jejunum (modified Blumgart method) during pancreaticojejunostomy(PJ) decreases the incidence of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). It concluded that modified Blumgart technique did not reduce clinically relevant POPF compared with interrupted suture.