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BACKGROUND Retention of the entire stomach during pancreatoduodenectomy should theoretically improve postoperative nutrition, but some studies have reported a high incidence of delayed gastric emptying (GE). An intact pylorus should also prevent enterogastric reflux and its attendant problems, provided that the operation does not impair sphincteric… (More)
INTRODUCTION Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has been described as a long-term consequence following ingestion of corrosive substances. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a rare case of a 62-year-old female patient with a history of acidic caustic injury 35 years ago, for which she had undergone near total esophagogastrectomy with right colon… (More)
The concentrations of nitrate, nitrite, N-nitroso compounds and bacteria were measured in 96 samples of fasting gastric juice, pH 0.90-8.50, obtained from 56 individuals just before or at various times (8 days - 1 year) after gastric operation. The mean pH of the post-operative samples [4.66 +/- 0.39 (SEM)] was significantly higher than that of the… (More)
Endoscopic drainage was applied in 14 patients with either external or internal (bile ascites) postoperative biliary fistulas. Endoscopic sphincterotomy and/or insertion of a nasobiliary tube or an endoprosthesis was found to be a safe and effective treatment, achieving closure of fistula in all patients.