The indications for a laparoscopic vagotomy (vagectomy) are the same as for an open vagotomy and include permanent gastric acid reduction in patients who have idiosyncratic responses to the H-2 histamine antagonists or the proton-pump inhibitors.
KeywordsEsophagogastric Junction Drainage Procedure Truncal Vagotomy Posterior Trunk Selective Vagotomy
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