Importance of the Duodenal Passage and Pouch Volume after Total Gastrectomy and Reconstruction with the Ulm Pouch: Prospective Randomized Clinical Study

@article{Schwarz1996ImportanceOT,
  title={Importance of the Duodenal Passage and Pouch Volume after Total Gastrectomy and Reconstruction with the Ulm Pouch: Prospective Randomized Clinical Study},
  author={Andreas Schwarz and Markus H Buechler and Kerstin Usinger and Harald Rieger and Bernd Glasbrenner and Helmut Friess and Reiner Kunz and Hans G{\"u}nther Beger},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={20},
  pages={60-67}
}
p < 0.01), higher body weight, and better physiologic regulation of gastrointestinal hormones; moreover, they developed (in contrast to all other reconstruction types) no pathologic glucose tolerance. Our conclusion is that all patients with a postoperative life expectancy of at least 6 months (i.e., tumor stages UICC I and II) should undergo pouch reconstruction with preservation of the duodenal passage.