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Postoperative Motility of the Small Intestine: A Study with Endoradiosondes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine.
1972 (English)In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 77, no 3, 202-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The postoperative motility of the small intestine was studiedby means of pressure-sensitive endoradiosondes in patientswho had undergone abdominal operations with andwithout enterotomy. The curves recorded were analysedqualitatively and compared with curves from healthy intactcontrol persons. In 9 patients distinct activity was recordedbetween 20 min and 3 '/* hours after the operationand in 3 patients between 3 1/2 and 5 l/* hours postoperatively.No difference was found between cholecystectomizedand gastreetomized patients. In a patient who hadundergone duodenopancreatectomy, on the other hand,activity was delayed until 16 l/z hours postoperatively. Theinitial contraction waves were predominantly of type I,and only in a few cases were type 111 waves seen. Thepropulsive motility was studied by following the point ofmaximal signal strength. After only 1-41/2 hours aftercholecystectomies and gastric resections this point layabove the symphysis pubis or at the right or left iliacfossa, indicating that the propulsive intestinal motility ofthe small intestine was not notably delayed postoperatively.Only after extensive operations was considerabledelay in this motility observed.

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1972. Vol. 77, no 3, 202-204 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180801ISI: A1972O271900011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180801DiVA: diva2:551742
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-10 Last updated: 2012-09-12Bibliographically approved

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