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Can intestinal innervation be preserved in pancreatoduodenectomy for cancer? Results of an anatomical study
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
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Twenty dissections were carried out, in all of which the splanchnic nerves, celiac plexuses, capital pancreatic plexus and superior mesenteric plexus were identified and traced. The capital pancreatic plexus was formed from two bundles, the first taking its origin from the right celiac plexus, the second from the superior mesenteric plexus. These two bundles joined together just behind the head of the pancreas. Two preganglionic bundles, a ganglion and two postganglionic bundles composed the superior mesenteric plexus. Postganglionic bundles received fibers from both right and left celiac plexuses. In small cancers a thin layer of nervous tissue around the superior mesenteric artery might be spared in order to avoid diarrhea from intestinal denervation. This study has provided anatomical evidence that a part of the mesenteric plexus, which receives fibers from both left and right celiac plexuses, maintains a sufficient intestinal innervation.
Celiac Plexus/*anatomy & histology/surgery Diarrhea/etiology/prevention & control Dissection Female Humans Intestines/*innervation/surgery Malabsorption Syndromes/etiology/prevention & control Male Pancreas/*innervation/surgery Pancreatic Neoplasms/*surgery *Pancreaticoduodenectomy/adverse effects Splanchnic Nerves/*anatomy & histology/surgery
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