Billroth's operation II

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Gastrojejunal anastomosis with duodenal closure.

Description

Gastrojejunal anastomosis with duodenal closure. Subtotal excision of the stomach with closure of the proximal end of the duodenum and side-to-side anastomosis of the jejunum to the remaining portion ion of the stomach.

In Billroth I the anastomosis is made directly to the duodenum, while in Billroth II the proximal duodenal remnant is closed off and the gastric stump connected to the jejunum.

Bibliography

  • Viktor Ritter von Hacker:
    Zur Casuistik und Statistik der Magenresectionen und Gastroenterostomien.
    Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, Berlin, 1885, 14 (2): 62-71.
    Billroth left it to his assistant to publish the original description of Billroth II.

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