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May 1971

Heineke-Mikulicz and Finney: Vagotomy

Author Affiliations

Des Moines, Iowa
From the Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Lawson is now at Muncie (Ind) General Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(5):512-515. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350050078023

The efficacy of the Heineke-Mikulicz as opposed to the Finney type of pyloroplasty in respect to gastric emptying, both before and after vagotomy, was studied in 20 dogs. The emptying times were measured by following both barium-water and barium-food meals by x-ray film for four to seven hours. By both methods of study neither type of pyloroplasty was superior.