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 - Jan 1 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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