Pancreatic function and the absorption of fat, iron, vitamin B12, and calcium after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer.

@article{Fischermann1967PancreaticFA,
  title={Pancreatic function and the absorption of fat, iron, vitamin B12, and calcium after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer.},
  author={K Fischermann and S Harly and H. Worning and A Zacho},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1967},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={260-6}
}
In the surgical treatment of gastric cancer total gastrectomy may be required. Such an extensive surgical procedure is only justified if the operative mortality is sufficiently low and the patient's general condition after the operation tolerable. The first patient who survived total gastrectomy was operated upon by Schlatter in 1897. A few months later… CONTINUE READING