HAROLD P. ROTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES L. COGBILL, M.D.; HELEN M. ONUFROCK, B.S.
Results of gastric resection for peptic ulcer are said to be good in 85 to 90% of cases. Our results have also been good in that almost all of our patients have had no further symptoms or complications due to peptic ulcer, but they have had symptoms due to their gastrectomy. Often these have been mild, or the patient has adjusted to them so completely that he does not even mention them unless questioned specifically. When patients are carefully questioned, however, it becomes apparent that many have symptoms subsequent to surgery, and that these often influence their ability to
ROTH HP, COGBILL CL, ONUFROCK HM. SYMPTOMS AND PATIENTS' ADJUSTMENT AFTER SUBTOTAL GASTRECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:23–30. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-1-23
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(1):23-30.
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