For this study we traced 729 patients (610 men and 119 women) who had undergone gastric resection of the Billroth II type for peptic ulcer 6 to 10 years previously at the Mayo Clinic. In our previously reported long-term follow-up study of the Billroth I operation for peptic ulcer, 185 patients (139 men and 46 women) were followed for 6 to 10 years. We shall contrast the results in the Billroth I series with the results in the Billroth II series reported in this paper. The average amount of stomach resected approximated two-thirds in both series.
Material and Follow-Up
Review of records of alternate patients who underwent a Billroth II operation for peptic ulcer in the years 1945 through 1949 provided 896 cases for this study. Follow-up data were collected by means of questionnaires sent or recent evaluation at the clinic. Follow-up data were available on 729 patients. Of the
WALTERS W, LYNN TE. The Billroth I and Billroth II Operations: Comparison of Results Six to Ten Years After Operation for Gastric, Duodenal, and Gastrojejunal Ulcers. AMA Arch Surg. 1957;74(5):680–685. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280110022004
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