Pyloroplasty for benign gastric outlet obstruction - Indications and techniques

K. Søreide, M. G. Sarr, Jon Arne Söreide

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The understanding of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) etiology, and improvements in treatment during the last two decades, has dramatically decreased the once so frequently performed procedures for PUD and its complications. Benign gastric outlet obstruction may, however, still require operative intervention when non-operative treatment fails. Today, surgeons in training, and even practicing surgeons, may have limited operative experience with procedures required to alleviate an obstructed pylorus. Our aim of this paper is to review the techniques (the Heineke-Mikulicz and Finney pyloroplasties, and modifications) and indications for pyloroplasty in the modern surgical era.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Benign disease
  • Gastric outlet obstruction
  • Indications
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Surgical techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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