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January 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(4):330-331. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730300060023

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Remote Results of Treatment of Gastroduodenal Ulcers  The Société de chirurgie instituted an inquiry among its members as to the remote results of medicosurgical treatment of gastroduodenal ulcers. Mr. Charrier, in the department of Professor Gosset, operated on 134 patients, 104 of whom he was able to reexamine later. The operative mortality was 2 per cent. He classes separately ulcers of the lesser gastric curvature and duodenal ulcers. The former, more frequent in women, were treated by simple gastro-enterostomy, gastrectomy en selle or gastropylorectomy. Of thirteen posterior gastroenterostomy operations (other patients could not be located), six were successful and seven were failures. The six saddle resections brought four recoveries and two ameliorations. The true gastrectomy gave better results than the gastro-enterostomies by removing two thirds of the lesser curvature. In the fourteen gastro-enterostomies for pyloric ulcers there were thirteen recoveries, and in the thirty-five cases of duodenal ulcer there were

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