Erdem Barış Cartı1, Ulaş Utku Şekerci1, Ogün Aydoğan1, Ahmet Deniz Uçar2

1Department of General Surgery, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Türkiye
2Clinic of General Surgery, Bozyaka Research Hospital, İzmir, Türkiye


One of the factors that impair anastomosis healing in patients undergoing hepaticojejunostomy is tension of the anastomosis. There may be tension, especially in cases with a short mesojejunum. In cases where the jejunum cannot be brought higher, positioning the liver a little lower may be a solution. We placed a Bakri balloon between the liver and diaphragm to position the liver to a lower level. Here we present a successful hepaticojejunostomy case in which we placed a Bakri balloon to decrease the anastomosis tension.

Keywords: Bakri balloon, hepaticojejunostomy, anastomosis tension

Cite this article as: Cartı ED, Şekerci UU, Aydoğan O, Uçar AD. The use of Bakri balloon to reduce the anastomosis tension in hepaticojejunostomy. Turk J Surg 2022; 38 (3): 312-313.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept – E.B.C., O.A.; Design – E.B.C.; Supervision – A.D.U.; Materials – O.A., Data Collection and/or Processing – U.U.Ş.; Literature Search – A.D.U.; Writing Manuscript –E.B.C.; Critical Reviews – A.D.U.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.