Reoperation for recurrent peptic ulcer disease

D. W. McFadden, M. J. Zinner

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-92
Number of pages16
JournalThe Surgical clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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  • Surgery

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McFadden, D. W., & Zinner, M. J. (1991). Reoperation for recurrent peptic ulcer disease. The Surgical clinics of North America, 71(1), 77-92.