Diarrhea after total and selective vagotomy

  title={Diarrhea after total and selective vagotomy},
  author={J. D. George MCh and PhD J.  Magowan  MSc},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
The rate of evacuation of water from the stomach was found to be significantly increased by vagotomy and drainage procedure. The rate was not affected by the type of drainage procedure or vagotomy. The rate of emptying in patients who develop diarrhea after vagotomy and drainage procedure was significantly faster than that in patients who were symptom-free after operation. 

The Effects of Bariatric Procedures on Bowel Habit

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Dietary free glutamate prevents diarrhoea during intra-gastric tube feeding in a rat model

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Bowel Habit After Vagotomy and Gastrojejunostomy

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Some observations upon selective gastric vagotomy.

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Sequelae of Vagotomy

  • H. Burge
  • Medicine
    British medical journal
  • 1966
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Effects of gastric surgery upon gastric emptying in cases of peptic ulceration.

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