Postgastrectomy aspiration pneumonia.


One hundred eighty-six patients who had undergone total gastrectomy were analyzed in regard to pulmonary aspiration. Sixteen patients (8.6%) with recurrent respiratory tract inflammation (r-RTI) and 45 patients (24.2%) with sporadic RTI (s-RTI) were observed. The r-RTI group frequently showed symptoms related to esophageal reflux among the many factors… (More)


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@article{Marumo1995PostgastrectomyAP, title={Postgastrectomy aspiration pneumonia.}, author={Kazuyoshi Marumo and Sumiko Homma and Yoshinosuke Fukuchi}, journal={Chest}, year={1995}, volume={107 2}, pages={453-6} }