Gastric Substitutes

  • J. Metzger
  • F. Harder
  • M. Von Flüe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Tony Amery
    Pages 1-2
  3. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. Von Flüe
    Pages 3-23
  4. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. Von Flüe
    Pages 25-51
  5. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. Von Flüe
    Pages 53-65
  6. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. Von Flüe
    Pages 67-109
  7. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. Von Flüe
    Pages 111-143
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About this book


TONY AMERY In 1897, the Swiss surgeon Carl Schlatter carried must use this knowledge and experience to select out the first successful total gastrectomy for gas­ the reconstruction procedure which will leave the tric cancer. Three years earlier, Haberkant of patient with the fewest postoperative problems. Danzig reported a mortality rate of 54.4% in a Currently, the tried and trusted Roux-en-Y re­ collection of 257 resections for gastric cancer. construction is the most favoured procedure, but Over the last 100 years there have been radical the search for a better alternative will continue changes in surgical care, which have produced and Dr. Metzgers study using the ileocolic seg­ massive reductions in the risks associated with ment both experimentally in the pig and in hu­ such procedures. The introduction of prophylac­ mans suggests that this stomach substitute could tic surgical antisepsis by Semmelweiss and Lister in the longer term be a better proposition.


Gastric Cancer Ileocecal interpositional graft Reconstruction Resection Staging imaging surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Metzger
    • 1
  • F. Harder
    • 2
  • M. Von Flüe
    • 3
  1. 1.Leitender Arzt Kantonsspital Luzern Chirurgische Klinik ALuzernSwitzerland
  2. 2.NetzibodenstrassePrattelnSwitzerland
  3. 3.Kantonsspital Luzern Chirurgische Klinik ALuzernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62497-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55880-1
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