Comparison of minimal and conventional surgery in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer: a multicentre trial.

@article{Poxon1991ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of minimal and conventional surgery in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer: a multicentre trial.},
  author={V A Poxon and Michael R. B. Keighley and Peter Dykes and K Heppinstall and Magnus Jaderberg},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={78 11},
  pages={1344-5}
}
A multicentre randomized prospective trial compared minimal surgery (under-running the vessel or ulcer excision and adjuvant ranitidine) with conventional ulcer surgery (vagotomy and pyloroplasty or partial gastrectomy) for the treatment of bleeding peptic ulcer. This report is based on 137 patients (eight withdrawn through misdiagnosis or lost data), of whom 62 received conservative surgery and 67 conventional operation. Twenty-nine patients died, 16 (26 per cent) after conservative surgery… CONTINUE READING

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