In this article, we will discuss Biliopancreatic Diversion (Overview). So, let’s get started.
Biliopancreatic diversion. Scopinaro developed the biliopancreatic diversion, creating malabsorption but avoiding the stasis associated with the intestinal bypass by maintaining a flow of bile and pancreatic juice through the biliopancreatic limb (Figure 1). The extent of malabsorption is thought to be a function of the length of the common channel, varying from 50-125 cm above the ileocecal valve. This procedure is combined with a subtotal gastrectomy as described by Scopinaro. A modification kpown as the biliopancreatic bypass with
duodenal switch (BPD/DS: Figure 2) consists of a sleeve gastrectomy in which the greater curvature of the stomach is resected creating a tubular section along the lesser curvature of the stomach.54 The pylorus is preserved, and an ileoduodenostomy is constructed distal to the pylorus. The alimentary and biliopancreatic limbs are generally of approximately equal length.