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The Gastric and Jejunal Mucosae in Healthy Patients with Partial Gastrectomy

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(5):943-951. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260170099013.
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Studies of the gastric and jejunal mucosae may help to throw a light on some of the postgastrectomy syndromes. In this paper we present the detailed results of 41 biopsies done with a suction biopsy tube. Between March and July, 1956, we saw a number of patients who had had partial gastrectomy or gastroenterostomy for benign ulcers during the previous five years. They had been requested to attend the outpatient clinic, and they were asked if they would volunteer for gastric biopsy. Most of those who attended did accept biopsy, whether they had symptoms or not. At the first interview, one of us (L. C. G.) made a clinical assessment of the patient regarding symptoms and general physical status. A completely unbiased analysis of symptoms was recorded before the results of biopsy were known. Some patients did not attend when requested or for the biopsy session, thus no statistical data


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