Timothy T. Hamilton, Robert V Rege

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Theodur Billroth performed the first successful partial gastrectomy in Vienna in 1881. The indication for surgery was an apple-sized mass palpable in the mid-epigastrium. He performed an antrectomy and reestablished gastrointestinal continuity by anastomosing the duodenal stump to the lesser curve of the stomach. He later modified this reconstructive approach to anastomose the duodenum to the greater curve in what is now classically referred to as the Billroth I (or BI) operation. Pathological examination of the specimen revealed adenocarcinoma of the antrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030655
ISBN (Print)0824746228, 9780824746223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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