Jun 1, 1976

Fundoplication for reflux esophagitis: misadventures with the operation of choice

Annals of Surgery
H C Polk


Fundoplication, whether performed by thoracic or abdominal approach, is a sound method for control of reflux esophagitis. A series of 312 operations have been reviewed to assess the frequency of complications and the methods by which these can be prevented or treated effectively. Each source of an untoward outcome is examined in detail, and suggestions as to prevention or recognition are advanced. The current low death and complication rates have been lowered even more by a conscious effort to refine the procedure further; such efforts have been associated with a failure rate of less than 5% in a mean followup of 4 years.

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Paraesophageal Hernia
Dissecting Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Peptic Esophagitis
Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease With Esophagitis

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