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Between 1970 and 1973, 94 patients underwent Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux; 60 of the 94 patients returned for follow-up study in 1982. The same surgeon operated on all the patients, and another physician who did not participate in the treatment interviewed the attending patients. Four patients (7 percent) had persistent symptoms, 7(More)
The post-fundoplication symptoms were assessed in 226 patients who had symptomatical improvement of gastroesophageal reflux after Nissen fundoplication. Follow-up range was from 3 to 12 years (average 5,6 years). Of these patients, 24% were totally asymptomatic. All had transient postoperative dysphagia which improved within an average of 3-5 months. Forty(More)
We treated a unique case of blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm that produced acute hepatic failure with jaundice and coma. Laparotomy showed total eventration of the liver into the chest. The hepatic failure was caused by strangulation of the extrahepatic biliary and venous structures. Surgical repair was followed by recovery and normalization of(More)
Esophagectomy with colon interposition for nonmalignant esophageal stricture was evaluated in 41 patients, 18 with peptic and 23 with lye stricture. Four of the 41 patients died in the postoperative period and 12 had nonfatal complications of surgery. At long-term evaluation, 25 of 31 patients complained of postural regurgitation and 9 had disturbing(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The failures of cemented hip prosthesis have prompted research into a new process of fixation and a new design of the system. Stability is achieved by adherence the bone onto a blasted titanium surface. The shell is implanted without screws. The stem has an anatomical shape to improve metaphyseal fixation of the femur. MATERIAL AND(More)