Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


During the years 1970-73, 776 operations were performed for the relief of duodenal ulcer. Truncal vagotomy was done in all cases, and to this was added antrectomy in 92 cases and pyloroplasty in 24 cases. In the followup, three-fourths of the patients in both groups said they were satisfied with the result. There were four recurrences in the smaller pyloroplasty group. In this series, antrectomy with vagotomy appears to be the best operation for duodenal ulcer disease.