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Four-year to Eight-year Results of Vagotomy and Simple Drainage for Benign Lesser Curve Gastric Ulcer

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5719.376 (Published 15 August 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:376

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  1. H. Burge,
  2. A. Morton Gill,
  3. C. Maclean,
  4. R. Stedeford

    Abstract

    The results of vagotomy and simple drainage for recurrent benign lesser curve gastric ulcer are recorded. Seventy-two consecutive cases were treated from 1962 to 1965. The follow-up is therefore from five to eight years. In only two cases did the ulcer fail to heal and remain healed. Four years after operation both these had persistent ulceration and persistent gastric retention. Both have apparently been cured by gastrojejunostomy done to improve gastric drainage.