[Personal experience with vagotomy in the treatment of duodenal ulcer].Minerva Chir. 1978 Mar 31; 33(6):311-22.MC
Truncal vagotomy was employed in 120 cases of simple or complicated duodenal ulcer. Pyloroplasty was also performed in 98 cases, antroduodenostomy in 5, Billroth I or II in 12, and gastrojejunostomy in 5. No operative deaths were noted, even though the series included emergency situations and patients in poor condition. The incidence of complications and immediate sequelae was insignificant. Follow-up for 2-6 yr showed complete success in over 91%, with partial improvement in 3.8%. Poor results included 3 cases of recurrence, 1 of late scar stenosis on the pyloroplasty site, and 1 of intermittent gastroplegia.