A Standardized Interrupted Parachute Suture Technique in Hepaticojejunostomy for Patients With Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Naokazu Chiba, Yuta Abe, Akitoshi Ando, Masashi Nakagawa, Shigeto Ochiai, Takahiro Gunji, Toru Sano, Koichi Tomita, Shigeyuki Kawachi

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Background/Aim: Although hepaticojejunostomy is a relatively uncomplicated surgical procedure, its postoperative complications can range from a prolonged hospital stay to death. In hepatectomy, including resection of the perihilar bile duct for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, the difficulty of performing hepaticojejunostomy and the complication rate increase due to the characteristics of surgery required for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. In this study, we standardized the interrupted parachute suture technique and examined its safety and efficacy. Patients and Methods: The greatest advantage of our technique is the use of interrupted sutures, and the anterior bile duct is threaded prior to completing the posterior anastomosis. Therefore, the field of vision is better when threading the bile duct and intestinal tract, and the needle handling procedure can be performed relatively stress-free regardless of the type of hepatectomy. Results: In patients who underwent hepaticojejunostomy, postoperative biliary complications, such as anastomotic leakage, biliary stricture, hemobilia, and jejunal bleeding, were not observed. Conclusion: The interrupted suture is easy to implement in biliary reconstruction and can facilitate any type of hepatic resection. In addition, the standardized technique was efficient and safe and did not increase the incidence of postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalAnticancer research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Jan


  • Hepaticojejunostomy, perihilar cholangiocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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