Nutritional and life-quality consequences of aboral pouch construction after total gastrectomy: a randomized, controlled study.Eur J Surg Oncol. 2001 Sep; 27(6):558-63.EJ
The aboral pouch, a new type of gastric substitute, has been introduced after total gastrectomy and compared to simple Roux-en-Y reconstruction in a prospective, randomized study. Anthropometric data, serum nutritional parameters, small intestinal passage, lipid and carbohydrate absorption and quality of life were measured 6 and 12 months after total gastrectomy.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
Between September 1997 and April 2000 46 patients entered the study, 24 to the aboral pouch group and 22 to the control, simple Roux-en-Y group.
Interim analysis of the data revealed significantly higher serum cholesterol levels, better lipid absorption and quality of life in patients who underwent aboral pouch construction.
Aboral pouch construction is a feasible reconstruction method after total gastrectomy providing better lipid absorption and quality of life for patients after total gastrectomy.