Laparoscopic Duodenojejunostomy for Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome—How I Do It

Thomas C. Morris, Peter G. Devitt, Sarah K. Thompson

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Introduction Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a well-described condition involving mechanical compression of the third part of the duodenum by the SMA and the aorta, resulting in proximal obstruction.Discussion Although there are a handful of case reports describing various techniques of laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy, a technique that involves creating the anastomosis in the infracolic compartment provides a more dependent stoma for the patient. Conclusion This is a safe, effective, and relatively simple procedure for the experienced minimally invasive surgeon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1870-1873
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Duodenojejunostomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Superior mesenteric artery syndrome
  • Wilkie syndrome


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