Hepaticojejunostomy with the "Hand-Fan" technique

Pekmezci S., Saribeyoglu K., Aytac E., Serdar B.

HEPATOBILIARY & PANCREATIC DISEASES INTERNATIONAL, vol.12, no.2, pp.210-214, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A standard hepaticojejunostomy technique might be difficult to perform, especially when the bile duct is small and located deep in the liver hilum. Herein we present a new procedure, the Hand-Fan technique, that was used to enhance the exposure and ease the performance of these challenging anastomoses. Thirty-one patients who had had hepaticojejunostomy with this technique for bile duct injury and other benign biliary pathologies from July 2004 to June 2011 were included into the study. Median postoperative hospital stay was 7 days (6-25 days) and median follow-up time was 33 months (2-84 months). Liver function tests revealed that the blood bilirubin levels of the patients were normalized after hepaticojejunostomy. Follow-up showed that there were no signs of clinical recurrence or impaired bile flow. The Hand-Fan technique considerably facilitates challenging hepaticojejunostomies. Surgeon's comfort is exceptional and the clinical results are satisfactory. (Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2013;12:210-214)