Twenty-Four-Hour pH Monitoring Study of Gastric Tube Used for Reconstruction After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Carcinoma
The gastric tube has often been used as a replacement for the esophagus after the resection of an esophageal carcinoma. The acidity of a completely vagotomized stomach has been estimated to be not high enough to cause a peptic ulcer. However, we experienced a few cases of peptic ulcer of the postoperative gastric tube or duodenum. In this study, we assessed the dynamics of gastric acid secretion in patients with esophageal carcinoma before and after esophagectomy.
KeywordsPeptic Ulcer Esophageal Carcinoma Gastric Tube Intrathoracic Stomach Synectic Medical
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