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Incidence of Dumping after Truncal and Selective Vagotomy with Pyloroplasty and Highly Selective Vagotomy without Drainage Procedure

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5830.785 (Published 30 September 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:785
  1. C. S. Humphrey,
  2. D. Johnston,
  3. B. E. Walker,
  4. C. N. Pulvertaft,
  5. J. C. Goligher

    Abstract

    The incidence of dumping after truncal or selective vagotomy with pyloroplasty and highly selective vagotomy without a drainage procedure was assessed both clinically and experimentally. At a gastric follow-up clinic dumping was found to be significantly less frequent in patients who had undergone highly selective vagotomy without a drainage procedure than in patients who had undergone truncal or selective vagotomy with pyloroplasty (P < 0·05 or < 0·001, respectively). Hypertonic glucose given by mouth provoked the onset of dumping in 20% of patients with duodenal ulcer before operation, in 73% after truncal vagotomy and pyloroplasty, in 80% after selective vagotomy and pyloroplasty, and in 47% after highly selective vagotomy. The test meal also produced significantly greater decreases in blood pressure and increases in pulse rate in patients who had undergone vagotomy with pyloroplasty than in patients who had undergone highly selective vagotomy.