Serum gastrin in duodenal ulcer. 3. Influence of vagotomy and pylorectomy.


Following truncal vagotomy and anterior pylorectomy for duodenal ulcer, fasting serum gastrin levels were higher at 84 +/- 7.9 pg per ml than in unoperated patients with duodenal ulcer (16 +/- 1.5 pg per ml). In response to a standard protein meal, the peak serum gastrin achieved in the vagotomized group was 259 +/- 37.8 pg per ml at 75 minutes after… (More)


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