Highly selective vagotomy

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


68 yera old male with chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 70




Case Discussion

Cardiac pacemaker is demonstrated and the lungs are clear.  Below the diaphragm are multiple surgical clips and correspond in location to the region of stomach innervation by the vagus nerve.

This is the post-procedural appearance of a highly-selective vagotomy performed because of recurrent peptic ulcer disease in the 1980s..

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Case information

rID: 13505
Published: 18th Apr 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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