Proximal gastric vagotomy for duodenal ulcer disease

M. A. Malangoni, R. J. Mullins

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Abstract

Proximal gastric vagotomy is a useful operation for duodenal ulcer disease that is intractable to medical management. It is also useful in selected patients with acute duodenal ulcer perforation. We present an overview of the indications for proximal gastric vagotomy, along with its results. The major benefits of proximal gastric vagotomy are low operative mortality and a low incidence of late complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-735
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume82
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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