Prolapse of Gastric Mucosa into the Duodenum

  • Albertus D. Keet


In 1911 Schmiedin described a patient with gastric outlet obstruction in which, at operation, a fold of gastric mucous membrane was found to have acted like a ball-valve at the pylorus. The fold could be pushed into the pyloric aperture. While the preoperative radiographs demonstrated the fold, they did not show definite evidence of prolapse into the duodenum. At operation the fold was excised, resulting in complete recovery of the patient. This appears to be the first description of a case in which redundant gastric mucosa caused significant symptoms.


Gastric Mucosa Maximal Contraction Gastric Outlet Obstruction Duodenal Bulb Partial Contraction 
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  • Albertus D. Keet
    • 1
  1. 1.Welgemoed BellvilleSouth Africa

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