Duodenal Obstruction in advanced pancreatic carcinoma: How effective is Gastroenterostomy in palliation?
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Gastro-enterostomy produces variable and often disappointing results in the management of duodenal obstruction due to advanced pancreatic carcinoma. In a series of 51 patients who had palliative surgery for carcinoma of the pancreas five required a gastro-enterostomy. Three of these subsequently had difficulty with gastric emptying. The problem of gastro-enterostomy failure in palliation of pancreatic carcinoma is discussed.
KeywordsGastric Emptying Metoclopramide Pancreatic Carcinoma Gastroparesis Gastric Motility
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