Gastric emptying rate measurement after vertical banded gastroplasty.


BACKGROUND In vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), a small proximal gastric pouch is created, which is believed to fill rapidly and to empty slowly. METHODS In 13 patients who underwent VBG, gastric emptying rate was measured. A radiolabelled solid test meal was used before and 2 weeks after operation. From a region of interest above the whole stomach, the… (More)


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@article{Mistiaen2000GastricER, title={Gastric emptying rate measurement after vertical banded gastroplasty.}, author={Wilhelm. Mistiaen and Wouter Vaneerdeweg and P. P. G. Blockx and Robrecht van Hee and Guy Hubens and Hilde E. Bortier and Fernand Harrisson}, journal={Obesity surgery}, year={2000}, volume={10 3}, pages={245-9} }