Gastro-oesophageal reflux complicating highly selective vagotomy.Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5964.168 (Published 26 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:168
- J G Temple,
- J McFarland
An unacceptably high incidence of gastro-oesophageal reflux was observed in a small series of patients with duodenal ulcer who had been treated by highly selective vagotomy. Possibly this is due to an altered angle of entry of the oesophagus into the stomach, and we now routinely narrow this angle at operation.