The Billroth I procedure consists of removal of the distal stomach including the pylorus, followed by gastroduodenostomy to reestablish gastrointestinal continuity. While antrectomy refers to extirpation of the antrum alone, the typical Billroth I resection includes an extensive resection of the body of the stomach in the area of the lesser curvature. The gastroduodenostomy may be constructed in an end-to-end or end-to-side fashion.
KeywordsVerse Maki Pylor
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