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Abstract

Since the advent of H2 blocking agents, the surgical treatment of uncomplicated duodenal ulcer has over the past few years assumed much less importance, but the appearance of laparoscopic surgery may perhaps lead to a recurrence in its popularity. Vagotomy and antrectomy, which is the only means of assuring regular and complete healing of the ulcer, has minor (albeit greatly exaggerated) sequelae, but at any rate for the time being is not possible via the laparoscopic route, in contrast to the various types of vagotomy. These latter procedures may be carried out endoscopically with varying degrees of ease, so that the present-day surgery of uncomplicated duodenal ulcer is once more seen in the context of vagotomy.

Keywords

Truncal Vagotomy Gastric Stasis Posterior Axillary Line Anterior Trunk Posterior Trunk 
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  • F. Dubois

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