Peptic ulcers recur after approximately 5% of operations. Incomplete or inadequate initial surgery is the leading cause. Reoperation is necessary in 30% to 70% of these cases despite aggressive medical treatment. An individual approach to reoperation is mandatory to limit the morbidity, mortality, and re-recurrence rates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||The Surgical clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1991|
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