Research Article

Localized avascular necrosis of lesser curve of stomach complicating highly selective vagotomy.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 14 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:590
  1. J F Halvorsen,
  2. P Heimann,
  3. J H Solhaug,
  4. K B Jacobsen


    The fourth case of localized avascular necrosis of the lesser curve of the stomach after highly selective vagotomy is reported. The pathogeneses was probably related to the relative poverty of the submucosal blood supply along the lesser curve. This complication may be prevented by peritonealizing the lesser curve before closing the abdominal wall.