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|Title:||Laparoscopic posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior highly selective vagotomy--a case report.|
|Authors:||Kum, C.K. |
|Citation:||Kum, C.K., Goh, P. (1992-06). Laparoscopic posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior highly selective vagotomy--a case report.. Singapore Medical Journal 33 (3) : 302-303. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Laparoscopic vagotomy provides a viable alternative to expensive long-term treatment with H2 antagonists in patients with intractable peptic ulcer disease. The minimally invasive procedure offers reduced postoperative discomfort and improved cosmesis. Here, we report our first case of a posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior highly selective vagotomy performed laparoscopically for the first time in Asia. The surgery was uneventful. Diet was resumed on day 3 and the patient was discharged on day 4. Post-vagotomy acid secretion tests on the third week revealed a dramatic decrease in acid production. With further experience, laparoscopic vagotomy can be an attractive alternative to long term medication in peptic ulcer disease.|
|Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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