Barium meal studies have shown evidence of a recurrent ulcer or of stenosis in 12 out of 24 patients with recurrent dyspepsia after vagotomy and pyloroplasty. These 12 patients have been subsequently proved to have had recurrences and all but one are now cured by further surgery. Barium meals in 12 patients show no evidence of recurrence or stenosis, and follow-up clinical studies suggest that they do not have recurrent ulcer.
Radiological studies appear to have great value in the interpretation of recurrent dyspeptic symptoms after vagotomy and pyloroplasty.
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