Review Article

Proximal Gastric Vagotomy for Duodenal Ulcer Disease

Authors: MARK A. MALANGONI MD, RICHARD J. MULLINS MD

Abstract

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.

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