Reverse phasic contractions are present in antiperistaltic jejunal limbs up to twenty-one years postoperatively.

Abstract

One of the surgical procedures that has been performed to reduce symptoms of dumping is the antiperistaltic jejunal limb (APL). We hypothesized that the polarity of the Phase III activity fronts would be maintained after creation of an APL. To test that hypothesis, water perfused, low compliance intestinal manometry was performed upon four patients with APL… (More)

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