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Emergency Vagotomy and Pyloroplasty for Perforated Duodenal Ulcer: Study of 73 Cases

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5624.155 (Published 19 October 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:155
  1. M. G. Machayya

    Abstract

    Seventy-three unselected patients with perforated duodenal ulcer were treated by vagotomy and pyloroplasty in a six-year period. Postoperative complications were commoner when the operation was carried out after more than six hours after perforation. The follow-up results were similar to those for elective vagotomy and pyloroplasty carried out in the hospital during the past nine years.