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Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with prosthetic hiatal closure reduces postoperative intrathoracic wrap herniation: preliminary results of a prospective randomized functional and clinical study.
BACKGROUND Postoperative intrathoracic wrap migration is the most frequent morphological complication after laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Previous authors have studied the use of prostheticExpand
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Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review
BackgroundLaparoscopic techniques induced a tremendous revolution in surgery of the biliary tract, mainly due to improved results compared with the open approach and secondary because of theirExpand
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Prosthetic closure of the esophageal hiatus in large hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic antireflux surgery
BackgroundLaparoscopy has become the standard surgical approach to both surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease and large/paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair with excellent long-term results andExpand
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Measurement of the esophageal hiatus by calculation of the hiatal surface area (HSA). Why, when and how?
I read with great pleasure the ‘‘Letters to the editor’’ by Dr. Fourtanier and Dr. Reardon [1,2] regarding the problem of hiatal closure and particularly the definition and measurement of the hiatalExpand
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Endoscopic full-thickness plication versus laparoscopic fundoplication: a prospective study on quality of life and symptom control
BackgroundEndoscopic antireflux techniques have emerged as alternative therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Endoscopic plication receives continuing interest as an effective and safeExpand
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Dysphagia and quality of life after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with and without prostetic reinforcement of the hiatal crura
BackgroundRecurrent hiatal hernia with or without intrathoracic wrap migration (“slipping Nissen”) is one of the most common complications after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). Therefore,Expand
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Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery of the colon and rectum
IntroductionLaparoscopic techniques have induced a tremendous revolution in the field of general surgery. Recent multicenter trials have demonstrated similar patient-oriented and oncologic outcomesExpand
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Quality of Life, Surgical Outcome, and Patient Satisfaction Three Years after Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Quality of life data and patient satisfaction are important issues in estimating the outcome of laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS). Long-term of quality of life assessment has not yet receivedExpand
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Laparoscopic antireflux surgery: Tailoring the hiatal closure to the size of hiatal surface area
BackgroundThe closure of the hiatal crura has proven to be a fundamental issue in laparoscopic antireflux surgery. In particular, the use of prosthetic meshes for crural closure results in aExpand
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Laparoscopic Revisional Fundoplication with Circular Hiatal Mesh Prosthesis: The Long-term Results
BackgroundFailure of hiatal closure has proven to be the most frequent complication leading to revisional surgery after primary failed open or laparoscopic antireflux surgery. To prevent hiatalExpand
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