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Laparoscopic Vagotomy

  • Thomas R. Gadacz

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Esophagogastric Junction Drainage Procedure Truncal Vagotomy Posterior Trunk Selective Vagotomy 
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Selected References

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© Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1999

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  • Thomas R. Gadacz

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