Exposure of the Third and Fourth Portions of the Duodenum

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
  • Jameson L. Chassin


Exposure of the third and fourth portions of the duodenum is occasionally required during laparotomy for trauma or tumor. This chapter describes how this is performed.


Acute Pancreatitis Superior Mesenteric Artery Proximal Jejunum Proximal Duodenum Pancreatic Trauma 
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Further Reading

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  3. Cattell RB, Braasch JW. A technique for the exposure of the third and fourth portions of the duodenum. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1960;111:379.Google Scholar
  4. Nauta RJ. Duodenojejunostomy as an alternative to anastomosis of the small intestine at the ligament of Treitz. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1990;170:172.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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