The incision is closed crosswise using single stitches. Kocher's maneuver may lower the tension to the suture. Mind that the duodenal passage is not compromised. Depending on the extent of the excision, primary closure might not be advisable. In this case, a duodenojejunostomy is required using a Roux-en-Y reconstruction (A-1, A-2, A-3).
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