Roux-en-Y syndrome after surgical treatment of alkaline reflux gastritis.Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1999 Nov; 91(11):748-58.RE
to evaluate the possible existence of the so-called <<Roux-en-Y syndrome>> in a group of 21 patients who underwent surgery to correct postoperative alkaline reflux gastritis.
the study group consisted of 15 men and 6 women (mean age 39.2 years). All had undergone Billroth II subtotal gastrectomy (20 for ulcer and 1 for gastric cancer). Alkaline diversion was done with the Roux-en-Y technique 50-60 cm away from the gastrojejunal anastomosis. In all patients bilateral truncal vagotomy at the hiatus was also done. No mechanical alterations in the gastrojejunal anastomosis were found during surgery. Mean follow-up period was 8.2 years (range 6.5-10.7 years), during which clinical, radiological and endoscopic studies were obtained. Gammagraphic study of gastric remnant emptying was done on postoperative day 30.
none of the patients had clinical, radiological or endoscopic manifestations that indicated the presence of Roux-en-Y syndrome. Gammagraphic studies of gastric remnant emptying did not demonstrate significant differences between preoperative (T1/2: 7.3 min) and postoperative values (T1/2: 10.1 min).
we found no evidence of disturbances in gastric remnant emptying after Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy to treat postoperative alkaline gastric reflux.