Priv.-Doz. Dr. R. Siewert

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A series of 50 patients was studied by esophageal manometry and X-ray prior to fundoplication and for a three month thereafter. In 49 patients a functionally intact gastroesophageal junction was documented; in one patient disintegration of the plication occured. The resting pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter was found preoperatively in the range of(More)
The lowest esophageal musculature is the morphological substrate of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It has been shown that this LES can be influenced by gastrointestinal homones, but the significance of this finding for the functioning of the LES is not yet known. We definitely know that gastroesophageal reflux can be caused only by inefficiency of(More)
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