Billroth's operation II
- Billroth's gastrectomy II
- Billroth's anastomosis II
Gastrojejunal anastomosis with duodenal closure.
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.
- 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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