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Anterior transposition of the third part of the duodenum in the management of chronic duodenal compression by the superior mesenteric artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3229918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transposition of the third part of the duodenum anteriorly to the superior mesenteric vessels was performed in ten patients with chronic duodenal obstruction due to compression by the superior mesenteric artery (SMAS). Follow-up evaluation showed that all the patients (a) had complete relief of their preoperative symptoms, (b) could tolerate normal diet postoperatively and (c) gained weight rapidly following surgery. There were no major complications or deaths among the patients so treated. The Author feels that this technique is more direct approach, aimed at permanently circumventing the obstruction for these groups of patients selected on the basis of the radiological, pathological and operative findings. The success encountered with the patients so treated would seem to confirm this impression.
S O Duvie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1988 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-11     Completed Date:  1989-04-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Duodenal Obstruction / surgery*
Duodenum / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome / surgery*

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