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A survey of endoscopy units in the West Midlands, UK, was undertaken to ascertain the management of colonic perforation during colonoscopy. Fifteen perforations were reported from a total of 17,500… (More)
We describe a case of generalised peritonitis due to sigmoid perforation caused by an unnoticed swallowed dental plate during sleep three months previously.
A consecutive series of 12 patients with stenosis secondary to duodenal ulceration were treated by proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) and duodenoplasty or PGV and dilatation of the stenosis. Three… (More)
The complications of elective choledochotomy in a prospective study of 116 patients with suspected intraduct calculi are reported. Management included T tube drainage (n = 59), primary closure of the… (More)
Distal duodenal pouches chronically excluded from the intestinal stream were perfused in seven awake dogs by a constant-circulation technique using isomolar solutions containing 60-120 mM HCl. The… (More)
In three centres, 222 patients (Birmingham 70, London 87 and Rotterdam 65 patients) with chronic duodenal ulcer were treated by proximal gastrict vagotomy (PGV) (116 patients) or truncal vagotomy and… (More)
In a prospective, randomized study 145 patients with duodenal ulcer have been followed 5-7 years after proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) or truncal vagotomy with antrectomy (TVA). Postoperative… (More)
The value of selecting patients for antibiotic cover during biliary surgery by the use of immediate gram stains of bile was determined in a nonrandomized prospective study which compared two groups… (More)
Immediate gram stains were performed on gallbladder bile aspirated at the start of an operation for biliary disease in 191 consecutive patients undergoing elective biliary surgery. The results of the… (More)