n South African Journal of Surgery - Gastric Substitutes, J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. von Flue : book review




Extracted from text ... Gastric Substitutes. J. Metzger, F. Harder, M. von Fl?e. Pp. XII + 148. 119 figs. Hardcover. EUR 79.95. Heidelberg: Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-41104-6. This is a thesis, published as a book. Half of it consists of a review of the consequences of gastrectomy, gastric substitutes, and the use of the ileocaecal segment as a replacement for the oesophagus or stomach. The remainder is devoted to describing the results of 32 patients who underwent ileocaecal replacement of the stomach for malignancy. The last chapter concerns 30 pigs that underwent conventional gastrectomy, ileocaecal replacement, or a sham operation; the animals then underwent extensive testing. The reasoning is that total or subtotal gastrectomy may ..


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