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
- 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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