The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 347–352 | Cite as

Gastric emptying following Finney pyloroplasty and vagotomy

  • Jack R. Ludwick
  • James N. Wiley
  • Paul Bass


Gastric emptying was evaluated in a series of unanesthetized dogs in the intact state, following Finney pyloroplasty, and with the addition of vagotomy. Sodium chromate labeled test meals of glucose, trisodium citrate, and trisodium citrate-fat were used. Finney pyloroplasty resulted in a trend for delayed emptying of fat from the stomach. The trisodium citrate test meal increased the levels of gastric secretion after pyloroplasty.

Association of our previous motility data based on pyloroplasty studies with the current gastric-emptying evaluations indicate that too large a stoma between the antrum and duodenum is an impediment to normal gastric emptying of fatty meals.


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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack R. Ludwick
    • 2
    • 1
  • James N. Wiley
    • 2
    • 1
  • Paul Bass
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacology DepartmentMedical and Scientific Affairs Division, Parke, Davis & Co.Ann Arbor
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterAnn Arbor

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