[The long-term effects of retrograde liberated highly selective vagotomy in treatment of duodenal ulcer].Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2002 Sep; 40(9):644-6.ZW
To evaluate the long-term effects of retrograde liberated highly selective vagotomy (RLHSV) in the treatment of duodenal ulcer.
Seventy patients with duodenal ulcers complicated by stenosis, bleeding, or perforation were operated on by retrograde liberated highly selective vagotomy. Among these patients, 61 had perforated duodenal ulcers, 6 bleeding and 3 stenosis.
Followed up for 30 to 120 months in 65 patients showed a recurrence rate 7.69% and no hemorrhage occurs. According to the modified Visick grading system, 56 patients (86.2%) were of Visick I, 4 (6.1%) of Visick II, 2 (3.0%) Visick III, 3 (4.6%) Visick IV, and (92.3%) Visick I or II.
This modified procedure is rapid, easy and radical operation with excellent long-term results. It can be considered an effective alternative for the treatment of duodenal ulcer with complication.