PMID: 7941069Sep 12, 1994Paper

Surgical treatment of dumping by the Lygidakis' method

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J K ChristensenH H Lausten-Thomsen

Abstract

Dumping is a common adverse effect of gastrectomy and severe dumping is one of the most intractable conditions in gastroenterology. When medical treatment and diet are insufficient, different operative techniques have been tried, all with an unsatisfactory rate of success. The Lygidakis technique for operative treatment of postgastrectomy-dumping is presented, and results from operations on four patients presented. The results obtained are promising, and Lygidakis operation may be considered as an important alternative to wellknown operative techniques when medical treatment or diet is without effect on severe dumping.

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