The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 76–88 | Cite as

Postgastrectomy problems

  • Thomas E. Machella
Current Gastroenterology


The undesirable seqeulae that may occur after subtotal gastric resection include early postoperative bleeding, rupture of the duodenal stump, leakage at the “fatal angle of Billroth” or “Corner of Sorrow,” failure of the gastric remnant to empty adequately, intermittent or complete obstruction of the afferent loop, stasis in the afferent loop with or without a bacterial flora, acute intestinal obstruction as a result of herniation of the efferent loop, the early and late postprandial dumping reactions, marginal ulcer, gastrojejunocolic fistula, iron-deficiency and macrocytic anemias, loss of weight, and acute pancreatitis.


Public Health Pancreatitis Anemia Acute Pancreatitis Intestinal Obstruction 
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