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October 25, 1902

A NEW OPERATION FOR THE RELIEF OF PYLORIC OBSTRUCTION.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(17):1052-1053. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480430034004
Abstract

Within the past few years it has come to be recognized more generally that not all forms of chronic dyspepsia which has gone under such a variety of names, are necessarily hopeless, even after medical means have been given a thorough trial. The number of surgeons reporting the successful operative treatment of these cases of so-called motor insufficiency, chronic dyspepsia and neurasthenia, is increasing from year to year. A large number, if not a vast majority, of the chronic stomach affections which are amenable to successful surgical treatment are caused by either gastric ulcer or its sequels and are accompanied by more or less interference with the emptying of the stomach. The operations which have been in general use for the relief of such conditions in the past have been gastroenterostomy and the pyloroplastic operation devised by Heineke and Mikulicz. Each of these methods has its drawbacks, and this has

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