Complications of ulcer surgery: prevention and reoperative management

  • Haile T. Debas
  • Sam H. Carvajal


Reoperative gastric surgery is technically challenging and is fraught with pitfalls. The dissection may be difficult because of dense adhesions to surrounding structures including the spleen, the transverse colon, pancreas, and structures of the porta hepatis. With appropriate preoperative management and an effective operative plan, the risks of reoperative ulcer surgery can be minimized.


Suture Line Gastric Outlet Obstruction Recurrent Ulcer Acalculous Cholecystitis Truncal Vagotomy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haile T. Debas
    • 1
  • Sam H. Carvajal
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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