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

Abstract

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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Mentioned in this Paper

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

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