[Means of improving the surgical treatment of gastric and duodenal peptic ulcer].Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 1985 Apr; 134(4):12-7.VK
Based upon the experience with the treatment of 2312 patients with ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum the authors analysed the major tasks which must be solved for obtaining better immediate and long-term results of the surgical treatment. In 1880 (81,3%) of the patients with a gastric ulcer and a complicated ulcer of the duodenum the stomach resection gave favorable outcomes in 98,6%. In 432 patients (18,7%) organ-preserving operations were made, in 185 of them it was vagotomy. The vagotomy was followed by recovery of 99,5% of the patients. Longterm results were studied in 1486 patients. Bad outcomes were noted in 34 patients (2,4%) after stomach resections and in 16 patients (11%) after vagotomy.