Q) What is true regarding complications of billroth 2 surgery?
a) It has less complications than billroth 1 surgery
b) Recurrent ulceration is more common in the afferent limb as compared to efferent limb.
c) Afferent loop obstruction is more common after billroth 2 surgery
d) Billroth I operation is preferred in scarred duodenum
Answer c -
In billroth 2 surgery, afferent limb obstruction is more common
In surgery for benign gastric ulcers, billroth I reconstruction is the preferred choice. Billroth II surgery has problems of
- Retained antrum syndrome
- Afferent loop obstruction
- Duodenal stump leak (1-3%)