What is Sandostatin shots used for?
sandostatin is given to prevent pancreatic fistula
Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm
Actually many anastomosis are done in whipple surgery like intestine to stomach, bile duct to intestine , pancreatic duct to intestine. These anastomosis are at risk of leakage especially that of pancreatic duct. To prevent this leakage sandostatin is given.
Actually sandostatin inhibits secretion of pancreatic enzymes and thus keep the anastmosis at rest so that it can heal and this is how it prevents leakage.
It is usually given for 7 days post operative. I could not understand whybit is given to you every 28th day. So please discuss this with your doctor regarding the duration of sandostatin.
I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Wish you a good health