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Hofmeister-Finsterer operation

Alternative eponyms

  • Finsterer-Hofmeister operation
  • Hofmeister-Polya anastomosis
  • Hofmeister-Finsterer gastrectomy

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Partial gastrectomy with closure of a portion of the lesser curvature and retrocolic anastomosis of the remainder to the jejunum.

Description

Partial gastrectomy with closure of a portion of the lesser curvature and retrocolic anastomosis of the remainder to the jejunum. A similar method was described by Eugen Polya in 1911, and Hofmeister's method was improved by Hans Finsterer.

Reichel-Polya operation is entered under Eugen (Jenö) Alexander Pólya, Hungarian surgeon, 1876–1944

Bibliography

  • E. Pólya:
    Zur Stumpfversorgung nach Magenresektion.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1911, 38: 892-894.
  • H. Finsterer:
    Ausgedehnte Magenresektion bei Ulcus duodeni statt der einfachen Duodenalresektion bzw. Pylorusausschaltung.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1918, 45: 434-435.

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