Benign peptic ulcer is a disease which afflicts over one-half million people and causes about 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.1,2 It is frequently refractory to medical management and often is incompletely alleviated by surgical therapy. The lack of satisfaction in operative measures is partly reflected in the variety of procedures employed. Since its introduction by Péan,3 Rydygier,4 and Billroth5 (1879-1881), distal partial gastrectomy has been developed into the operation most commonly used today.6-10 Various types of pyloroplasty and gastrojejunostomy were employed in
HASTINGS N, HALSTED JA, WOODWARD ER, GASSTER M, HISCOCK EA. Subtotal Gastric Resection for Benign Peptic Ulcer: A Follow-Up Study of Three Hundred Fifty-Three Patients. AMA Arch Surg. 1958;76(1):74–80. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01280190076014
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