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[Neuroscience] A vagotomy twice ?

malibu.ron at verizon.net malibu.ron at verizon.net
Thu Feb 2 23:01:02 EST 2006

I wonder if a specialist in vagotomy surgery might comment.

A patients old operating records read "The anterior vagus nerve was not
that of the main trunk but many fibers and each fiber was divided.  The
posterior vagus nerve was quite prominent and this was doubly clipped
and divided".  (there were no pathology reports on file)

Fifteen years later the patient had another vagotomy and the Dr. said
the first vagotomy was never done.  ` My question is, Could the fibers
grow back together and can all signs of the double clipping completely
disappear in a 15 year period.

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