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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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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 Nissen Fundoplication With Prosthetic Hiatal Closure Reduces Postoperative Intrathoracic Wrap Herniation
Results: Patients in both groups had similar preoperative values in esophageal manometry, 24-hour pH monitoring, and symptom scoring. At the 3-month and 1-year follow-ups, functional outcomeExpand
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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 antireflux surgery with routine Mesh-Hiatoplasty in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
One of the most frequent complications after laparoscopic antireflux surgery is intrathoracic migration of the wrap ("slipped" Nissen fundoplication). The most common reasons for this are inadequateExpand
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Long-term results of laparoscopic antireflux surgery
BackgroundIt is estimated that laparoscopic antireflux surgery has replaced the open approach in centers worldwide. Findings show it to be an established treatment option for chronic gastroesophagealExpand
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Dysphagia after laparoscopic antireflux surgery: a problem of hiatal closure more than a problem of the wrap
BackgroundPostoperative dysphagia after laparoscopic antireflux surgery usually is transient and resolves within weeks after surgery. Persistent dysphagia develops in a small percentage of patientsExpand
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Impact of laparoscopic nissen fundoplication with prosthetic hiatal closure on esophageal body motility: Results of a prospective randomized trial.
HYPOTHESIS Prosthetic crural closure does not adversely influence esophageal body motility. In most patients, postoperative increased dysphagia resolves spontaneously during the first months afterExpand
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Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with nonerosive reflux disease
BackgroundIt is known that laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) can achieve an excellent surgical outcome including quality of life improvement in patients with erosive gastroesophageal refluxExpand
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Laparoscopic refundoplication with prosthetic hiatal closure for recurrent hiatal hernia after primary failed antireflux surgery.
BACKGROUND One of the most frequent complications after laparoscopic antireflux surgery is estimated to be the intrathoracic herniation of the wrap into the chest. Therefore, in up to 5% of patients,Expand
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