vomiting bile

Last reviewed 01/2018

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.


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