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Highly Selective Vagotomy


Highly Selective Vagotomy is an operation for peptic ulcer, which aims at interrupting the vagal nerve supply to the stomach partially or totally, without disturbing nerve supply to the remaining viscera of the abdomen. It is performed along the lesser curvature of the stomach for reducing acid secretion and providing protection from the formation and development of peptic ulcers .This operation avoids gastrectomy (gastric resection) as well as keeps the pyloric sphincter and the “antral mill” intact.