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Recurrence of gastric ulcer after selective vagotomy and pyloroplasty for chronic uncomplicated gastric ulcer: a 5-10 year follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1191947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selective vagotomy and pyloroplasty were used in the surgical treatment of 73 patients with benign gastric ulcer between July 1964 and February 1970. Over the long period of observation recurrence of the gastric ulcer was found in 13 patients (19-1 per cent). This complication occurred equally commonly after treatment of primary and secondary gastric ulcers and was twice as frequent in women as in men. Possible reasons for these recurrences are discussed. It is concluded that vagotomy and pyloroplasty cure benign gastric ulcer in about 80 per cent of patients, and this should be taken into account in the choice of surgical treatment, especially in patients in whom a gastrectomy might put the patient's life at risk. However, because of the high recurrence rate, it is doubtful whether this operation should be considered the treatment of choice for all cases of gastric ulcer.
J de Miguel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-13     Completed Date:  1976-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Pylorus / surgery*
Stomach Ulcer / surgery*

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