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An operation employing the Nissen fundoplication performed about an undivided 5 cm gastroplasty tube created with a gastrointestinal anastomosing (GIA) stapler that was modified by elimination of the cutting blade has been devised and evaluated in 48 patients over a period ranging from 3 to 52 months (average, 27 months). Seventeen of these patients had(More)
We began using the fiberoptic bronchoscope March 1, 1971, and after more than 2,800 examinations are convinced it is a highly useful diagnostic tool. We pass the open-end straight bonchoscope into the upper trachea under local anesthesia. Then, the fiberoptic bronchoscope is passed through this conduit. The advantages of the technique are discussed. The(More)
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