Prevention of early failure of stapled gastric partitions in treatment of morbid obesity.

Abstract

Clinical observations and data obtained in animal experiments indicate that the gastric partition is most susceptible to the stresses of solid food boluses between the second and sixth postoperative weeks, predisposing the operation to early failure. Tensiometer studies indicate that by the sixth to the eighth postoperative week, the staple line is as… (More)

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