Operations of the stomach have evolved greatly since Billroth first described the partial gastrectomy in 1881. General indications for gastric surgery include resection of neoplasms, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), and obesity. Various factors, including decreased incidence of PUD and evolving medical therapy for it, have contributed to an overall decrease in the amount of gastric surgery being performed. Radiographic contrast examinations remain the most useful means of evaluating early and late complications of gastroduodenal surgery.
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