DONOVAN C. BROWNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GORDON MCHARDY, M.D.
Now that subtotal gastrectomy has survived two decades it is becoming obvious that the resultant alteration in contour and function of the stomach carries with it an appreciable morbidity. We are not debating the curative value of the procedure. Aside from the many mechanical complications about which much has been written critically and constructively by surgeons, there is a group of medical problems relegated to the internist for management which we have discussed in a recent publication1 and which we will merely list:
1. Recurrent or anastomotic ulceration.
2. Hemorrhage from ulceration or gastritis.
3. Edematous stomal obstruction resulting from
BROWNE DC, MCHARDY G. POSTGASTRECTOMY GASTRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:789–792. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-789
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