Type of Surgery
Last updated: 02/17/2009
Pyloroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the pylorus valve at the lower portion of the stomach is cut and resutured, relaxing and widening its muscular opening (pyloric sphincter) into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Pyloroplasty...
is a treatment for patients at high risk for gastric or peptic ulcer disease (PUD).
Pyloroplasty is surgery to widen the opening of the end of the pylorus, which is found in the lower portion of the stomach, so that stomach contents can empty into the duodenum (small intestine).
Biliary colic is the presenting symptom in 80% of patients with gallstone disease who seek medical care; however, only 10-20% of all individuals with gallstones experience severe gallstone pain.
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