The changes in pH and concentration of electrolytes in the jejunal lumen after a hypertonic fluid meal have been studied after truncal vagotomy and drainage, with and without diarrhoea. The results show that, in these respects, there are no specific changes in the jejunal content associated with post-vagotomy diarrhoea, but that these measurements are markedly affected by the completeness of vagotomy, as judged by the insulin test.
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