Truncal Vagotomy: Surgical Legacy Technique

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


Truncal vagotomy is rarely indicated as an adjunct to management of refractory duodenal ulcer disease or during performation of other procedures. This chapter details performance of open truncal vagotomy.


Hiatal Hernia Truncal Vagotomy Splenic Trauma Abdominal Esophagus Splenic Capsule 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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