Jan 1, 1975

Evaluation of the Nissen antireflux procedure by esophageal manometry and twenty-four hour pH monitoring

American Journal of Surgery
T R DeMeester, L F Johnson


Fifteen normal volunteers without symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and sixteen patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux unresponsive to medical management and having endoscopic esophagitis had esophageal manometry and twenty-four hour pH monitoring of the distal esophagus. The symptomatic patients underwent a Nissen antireflux procedure and were restudied at four months. After surgery, patients had less reflux, a higher sphincteric pressure, and an equal amount of sphincter within the abdomen as did asymptomatic control subjects.

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Endoscopy (Procedure)
Abdominal Cavity
Esophageal Tissue
Study, Methodological
Esophageal Manometry
Esophageal Diseases
Entire Esophagus
Malignant Neoplasm of Abdomen

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