GANGRENE of the duodenum and afferent loop of the jejunum following subtotal gastric resection and anterior Polya anastomosis is a rare condition, and a search of the literature has revealed no report of such a case.
REPORT OF A CASE
On July 20, 1950, H. W., a 45-year-old white married woman, was admitted to the New York Hospital, complaining of persistent nausea and vomiting, with epigastric pain. Three years before admission she had first noticed knife-like epigastric pains two to four hours after meals and occasionally at 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning, which were relieved promptly by taking sodium bicarbonate or food. Up to three months before admission she had intervals of varying length when she was free from symptoms. At that time pain, nausea, and vomiting became more frequent and persistent, and during the month before entering the hospital she was in constant pain and vomited several