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Construction of an ileocecal valve and its role in massive resection of the small intestine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7466579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method of construction a nonrefluxing valve to use as a substitute for the ileocecal valve in patients with massive resection of the small intestine has been described. We believe that this represents a safe and simple alternative to other valve mechanisms previously reported in the literature. Results using this valve in one patients and also in the laboratory are presented and discussed. The use of this valve significantly decreased mortality in laboratory dogs following massive resection of the small intestine and is associated with a decrease in weight loss and bacterial overgrowth when compared with the dogs in the group without the valve. It also results in an increase in intestinal transit time. While the final mechanism of the action of the valve is unclear, prevention of stasis of the small intestine and of regurgitation of the colonic contents seems to be of major importance.
J Ricotta; G D Zuidema; T R Gadacz; D Sadri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-13     Completed Date:  1981-04-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Ileocecal Valve / physiology,  surgery*
Intestinal Absorption
Intestinal Mucosa / surgery
Intestine, Small / surgery*
Jejunum / surgery
Malabsorption Syndromes / prevention & control

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