JOURNAL ARTICLE

[Cesar Roux and his Roux-en-Y anastomosis]

M A Casal
Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana 1993, 23 (3): 175-85
8296518
During the last 100 years, since Cesar Roux (1857-1934) began utilizing his "Loop-en-Y" procedure for gastric outlet obstruction, this technique fell into disfavour but later, with the vagotomy, it was adapted for multiple applications. The greatest factor in its revival has been the treatment of postgastrectomy sequels, including alkaline reflux gastritis, reflux esophagitis, dumping and other syndromes. Additionally Roux-en-Y anastomosis has been used to drain diverse organs as the biliary tract, pancreas and esophagus. The main complication of loop-en-Y is the Roux syndrome, secondary to gastric or efferent jejunal stasis, or both. As the centennial of Roux's first use of his eponymic procedure approaches its seems appropriated to remind its memory as a part of our surgical inheritance.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
8296518
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.