Billroth I anastomosis

Bill·roth I a·nas·to·mo·sis

reestablishment of intestinal continuity after a distal gastrectomy by a gastroduodenostomy.
See also: Billroth I operation.

Billroth I operation

The excision of the pylorus with an end-to-end anastomosis of the stomach and the duodenum, which was once used in managing peptic ulcer disease and continues in use for stomach cancer.


Christian Albert Theodor, Austrian surgeon, 1829-1894.
Billroth I anastomosis - Synonym(s): Billroth operation I
Billroth II anastomosis - Synonym(s): Billroth operation II
Billroth cords - the tissue occurring between the venous sinuses in the spleen. Synonym(s): splenic cords
Billroth disease
Billroth forceps
Billroth gastrectomy - Synonym(s): Billroth operation I and II
Billroth gastroduodenoscopy
Billroth gastroenterostomy
Billroth gastrojejunostomy
Billroth hypertrophy
Billroth operation I - excision of the pylorus with end-to-end anastomosis of stomach and duodenum. Synonym(s): Billroth I anastomosis; Billroth gastrectomy
Billroth operation II - resection of the pylorus with the greater part of the lesser curvature of the stomach, closure of the cut ends of the duodenum and stomach, followed by a gastrojejunostomy. Synonym(s): Billroth II anastomosis; Billroth gastrectomy
Billroth ovarian retractor
Billroth venae cavernosae - small tributaries of the splenic vein in the pulp of the spleen. Synonym(s): venae cavernosae of spleen
References in periodicals archive ?
If there is extensive destruction then a partial gastrectomy may be performed with a Billroth I anastomosis if there is enough duodenum or a Billroth II, gastrojejunostomy if the proximal duodenum is also damaged.
1] Several techniques have been described for performing Billroth I anastomosis after distal gastrectomy using a circular stapler.
We describe a Billroth I gastrectomy and Billroth I anastomosis in which we introduced a CDH stapler (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) through the part of the stomach to be resected.
This technique reduces the time needed to create the Billroth I anastomosis, is reliable and safe, and should be used more often in everyday work.
Application of the circular stapler in creating a Billroth I anastomosis after distal resection of the stomach has been described, but it is not widely used.