In a previous communication1 high obstruction in the dog was found to be compatible with life as long as a month if the biliary, pancreatic and duodenal secretions were short-circuited below the point of obstruction. Six animals lived from twelve to thirty-three days, drank water and ate food occasionally, vomited from time to time, lost weight gradually and showed a gradual fall in blood chlorides and a rise in carbon dioxide-combining power and nonprotein nitrogen, which was most marked shortly before death.
This experiment has been modified in the following manner: The biliary, pancreatic and duodenal secretions were short-circuited by the same type of procedures as described in the previous paper, but in addition the bowel below the point of obstruction was brought out through the abdominal wall as a jejunostomy. Through this the animal was fed milk and cream with small amounts of sodium chloride added and in
JENKINS HP. EXPERIMENTAL ILEUS: II. HIGH OBSTRUCTION WITH THE BILIARY, PANCREATIC AND DUODENAL SECRETIONS, ALONG WITH FOOD AND SODIUM CHLORIDE ENTERING THE BOWEL BELOW THE OBSTRUCTED POINT. Arch Surg. 1932;25(5):849–862. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1932.01160230032002
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