Publications (2)3.1 Total impact
Article: Anatomical segmentectomy of the head of the pancreas along the embryological fusion plane: a feasible procedure?[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Less extensive resection of the head of the pancreas has been the procedure of choice recently for low-grade malignant neoplasms. The anatomical detail of the head of the pancreas is currently insufficient for segmental resection along the embryological fusion plane. The anatomy of the head of the pancreas was analyzed in 31 consecutive autopsy specimens. An anterior (n = 10) or posterior (n = 10) segmentectomy of the head of each pancreas was performed along the macroscopically found fusion plane. The pancreatic arteries, the portal vein, the bile duct, and the pancreatic duct were visualized by injecting 3 silicon dyes of different colors. Another 11 specimens were examined by pancreatography before and after anterior (n = 5) or posterior (n = 6) segmentectomy. Eight of these 11 specimens were stained immunohistochemically to reveal the distribution of pancreatic polypeptide cells after segmentectomy. The cleavage between the anterior and posterior segments was discovered at the anterior inferior edge or at the posterior superior edge of the head of the pancreas. Anterior segmentectomy was accomplished while preserving the anterior and posterior pancreaticoduodenal arcades and the lower bile duct in the posterior segment. Posterior segmentectomy involved the removal of the lower bile duct and the posterior pancreaticoduodenal arcades. Pancreatography after segmentectomy showed the division of the ducts of Wirsung and Santorini with the peripheral branches. The immunohistochemical boundary of pancreatic polypeptide cells coincided with the surgical plane. These results showed the anterior and posterior segments were originated from the embryologically dorsal and ventral primordia, respectively. The current anterior or posterior segmentectomy of the head of the pancreas corresponded to the resection of the embryologically dorsal or ventral primordium, respectively. Anterior segmentectomy of the head of the pancreas might be a clinically applicable procedure; however, posterior segmentectomy involving the resection of the lower bile duct may be impractical.Surgery 12/2000; 128(5):822-31. · 3.10 Impact Factor
Article: Anterior tributaries of the portal vein at the superior margin of the pancreas: is "tunneling" procedure safe during pancreatic surgery?[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: It is widely believed that using the "tunneling" procedure during pancreatoduodenectomy is a safe maneuver because the anterior tributaries of the portal vein (PV) are absent or very rare. The head of the pancreas with the duodenum and the common bile duct (CBD) was obtained from 22 autopsy cases. Three colors of silicon-polymerase dyes were injected into the pancreatic artery, PV, and bile duct. The tributaries of the PV at the superior margin of the pancreas were studied. There was no anterior branch of the intrapancreatic PV. The anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal vein (ASPDV) gave a definite branch to the anterior aspect of the PV at the superior margin of the pancreas in 4 of 22 cases. When the posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal vein (PSPDV) was located in front of the CBD (5 of 22 cases), the ASPDV and PSPDV had a thick common trunk at the right side of the PV. In these 5 cases, no individual branch from the ASPDV was found at the anterior aspect of the PV. PV sometimes has a definite anterior tributary at the superior margin of the pancreas; this must be kept in mind to perform the tunneling procedure during pancreatic surgery.International journal of pancreatology: official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology 09/2000; 28(1):77-80.