LAPAROSCOPIC POSTERIOR TRUNCAL VAGOTOMY AND ANTERIOR LESSER CURVE SEROMYOTOMY FOR TREATMENT OF UNCOMPLICATED DUODENAL ULCER
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Laparoscopic posterior franca( vagotomy and anterior lesser curve seromyotomy was performed in 16 patients including fifteen males and one female with chronic duodenal ulcer. The intraoperative difficulties were minor, postoperative shoulder pain occurred in four cases (15%). epigastric pain in three patients (18.751) which lasted 1-2 days. Nausea and vomiting happened to one patient (12.5%). mild haematemesis occurred in one patient (12.5%). Hospital stay was two days in most of the cases, the longest stay was four days (12.5%). Postoperative period passed uneventfully, on followup fourteen (87.5%) had ulcer healed, one had duodenitis (6.25%) and one patient still had unhealed active ulcer.