Isoperistaltic jejunal interposition for intractable postgastrectomy alkaline reflux gastritis.J Am Coll Surg. 1995 Jun; 180(6):648-53.JA
The Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy is a popular method in the operative treatment of alkaline reflux gastritis and other postgastrectomy sequelae, but is associated with a high incidence of the so-called "Roux stasis syndrome." The Henley jejunal interposition has been used occasionally, albeit not widely, as an alternative to the Roux-en-Y reconstruction.
Six patients underwent Henley gastrojejunoduodenostomy to treat severe (Visick grade IV) symptoms following Billroth I and II procedures for peptic ulcer disease. All interposed jejunal segments were 40 cm in length and isoperistaltic in orientation. All patients had follow-up examination and telephone interview (mean 4.3 years, range 2.2 to 7.8 years).
All patients noted dramatic improvement after remedial surgery in the first year of follow-up. After the first postoperative year, all patients remained virtually symptom-free (Visick grade I and II) with no complaints of gastrojejunal stasis or bile acid reflux.
This experience suggests that the Henley jejunal interposition is our effective method of treating reflux gastritis and is not associated with the poor emptying frequently associated with the Roux-en-Y reconstruction.