kocherization

kocherization

(kōk″ĕ-ri-zā′shŏn) [Emil Theodor Kocher]
An operative maneuver to mobilize the duodenum before performing other procedures locally or before incising the duodenum, e.g., to expose the papilla of Vater.
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Stomach mobilization with minimum trauma, careful preservation of right gastroepiploic arcade9, kocherization of proximal duodenum, creating ample mediastinal tunnel9, dividing proximal esophagus at sternal notch level and dividing esophageal mucosa about 2 cm distal to the division of esophageal muscles were the key factors to obtain a tension free anastomosis.
5 cm perforation was seen in the antero-lateral border of the duodenum at the junction of the first and second parts of the duodenum following kocherization.
The literature suggests that kocherization (mobilization) of the duodenum should be performed to allow full examination of the duodenum to rule out multiple perforations [1, 2, 4, 7, 9].