• Many surgical techniques have been proposed for the repair of duodenal wall defects; however, none of these has gained popularity among surgeons. This is a report of our experimentation with the construction of a gastric wall "island" flap, which consists of a segment of greater curvature supplied by the gastroepiploic vessels. In the dog model, the flap allowed patching of large duodenal wall defects without any postoperative complications.
(Arch Surg 112:199-200, 1977)
Papachristou DN, Fortner JG. Reconstruction of Duodenal Wall Defects With the Use of a Gastric "Island" Flap. Arch Surg. 1977;112(2):199-200. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370020093010