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OBJECTIVES Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs) are the main mechanism causing gastroesophageal reflux. Since 1994 we have performed laparoscopic partial instead of complete fundoplication as standard surgical treatment for therapy resistant reflux disease to minimize postoperative dysphagia. To better understand the management of(More)
BACKGROUND Reflux control may be ineffective in a substantial number of patients after endoluminal EsophyX fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) might be required to relieve symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of LNF after previous EsophyX fundoplication. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES After antireflux surgery, more than 30% of patients develop dyspeptic symptoms such as fullness and early satiety. We have previously shown that these symptoms are related to fundoplication-induced changes in proximal gastric motor and sensory function, especially impaired postprandial relaxation. We hypothesize that impaired fundus relaxation(More)
It has been suggested that dysphagia is less common after partial versus complete fundoplication. The mechanisms contributing to postoperative dysphagia remain unclear. The objective of the present prospective study was to investigate esophageal motility and the prevalence of dysphagia in patients who have undergone laparoscopic partial fundoplication.(More)
OBJECTIVES Vagus nerve injury is a feared complication of antireflux surgery (ARS) that may negatively affect reflux control. The aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate short-term and long-term impact of vagus nerve injury, evaluated by pancreatic polypeptide response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia (PP-IH), on the outcome of ARS. METHODS In(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice for the management of cholecystolithiasis. For the management of choledocholithiasis, a number of options exist. The effectiveness of washing out common bile duct stones with laparoscopic transcystic papillary balloon dilatation (LTPBD) in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) as a(More)
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