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Bilious vomiting

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Vomiting of pure bile may occur in up to 10% of patients following a gastrectomy (1)

It may follow any operation in which the pylorus has been removed or bypassed but is most common following Polya II reconstruction or gastroenterostomy.


  • Venables, C.W. (1994). Problems after gastric surgery. Medicine International, 22(6), 241-4.

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