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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Endoscopic balloon dilatation for benign hepaticojejunostomy anastomotic stricture using short double-balloon enteroscopy in patients with a prior Whipple’s procedure: a retrospective study

No. of patients 46
Median age, yrs. (IQR) 69 (64–75)
Gender, no (%)
 Male/Female 27 (59)/19(41)
Primary disease, no (%)
 Malignant disease 25 (54)
  Pancreatic ductal cancer 12
  Ampulla of vater cancer 4
  Bile duct cancer 4
  IPMC of the pancreas 2
  Duodenal cancer 1
  Renal cancer with pancreatic metastasis 1
  Colon cancer with lymph node metastasis 1
 Benign disease, no (%) 21 (46)
  Pancreatic cystic tumor 14
   IPMA/MCN/SPN 13/1/0
  Chronic pancreatitis with obstructive jaundice 3
  Pancreatic NET 2
  Duodenal GIST 1
  Ampulla of vater adenoma 1
Operative techique and reconstruction method, no (%)
  PD with/without Braun anastomosis 29/1 (63/2)
  PPPD with Braun anastomosis 12 (26)
  SSPPD with Braun anastomosis 4 (9)
Median time to occurrence of hepaticojejunostomy anastomotic stricture, year (IQR) 1.1 (0.6–2.9)
  1. IQR interquartile range, IPMC intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma, IPMA intraductal papillary mucinous adenoma, MCN mucinous cystic neoplasm, SPN solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, NET neruoendocrine tumor, GIST gastrointestinal stromal tumor, PD pancreatoduodenectomy, PPPD pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy, SSPPD subtotal stomach-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy