The results of a new reconstructive technique of the digestive tract after total gastrectomy with a double circuit EDDP were reviewed. Since 1976, 141 patients with carcinoma of the stomach have been surgically treated at our hospital. Of the 68 patients who had undergone total gastrectomy, 17 had a double circuit EDDP performed. In this short series, no postoperative complications occurred. The results of clinical, laboratory and instrumental assessments in the eight patients available for follow-up study were quite satisfactory. Weight loss was moderate, if not absent. All patients assessed were content with their quality of life and were able to resume their previous work activities again.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology