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September 1948

ANATOMIC STUDY OF THE VAGUS NERVES: With a Technic of Transabdominal Selective Gastric Vagus Resection

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery and Anatomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Arch Surg. 1948;57(3):333-352. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1948.01240020339005

IN THE treatment of duodenal ulcer by resection of the vagus nerve supply to the stomach, knowledge of the anatomy of the vagus nerves is of fundamental importance. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study of these nerves carried out in the Department of Anatomy of the University of Michigan between October 1946 and April 1947 and to suggest a new technic of transabdominal vagus resection based on this study. The vagus nerves have been described by Swan,1 Bourgery,2 Kollman,3 Perman,4 Latarjet,5 McCrea,6 Mitchell7 and recently by Miller and Davis,8 Bradley, Small, Wilson and Walters,9 Chamberlin and Winship10 and by Dragstedt, Fournier, Woodward, Tovee and Harper.11 In a preliminary report of this anatomic study12 the literature on the subject was summarized and as a complete report containing this summary will be published

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