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    Langenbecks Archiv fur…
    1987

[Hiatal hernia and reflux disease--long-term results following fundoplication and consequences in therapeutic failures].

@article{Ackermann1987HiatalHA,
  title={[Hiatal hernia and reflux disease--long-term results following fundoplication and consequences in therapeutic failures].},
  author={Ch. Ackermann and L Margreth and Christine Muller and Felix Harder},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie},
  year={1987},
  volume={372},
  pages={
          547-51
        }
}
UNLABELLED 10 to 20 years (median 15.1 years) after fundoplication for primary reflux disease 257 patients were questioned about their symptoms. Data of 163 patients could be analyzed. RESULTS 21.4% of the patients have persistent or recurrent reflux symptoms, about half of them (9.8%) need medical treatment. Adverse side-effects of the fundoplication are frequent: dysphagia in 28.2%, gas-bloat in 50.3%. Using the Visick criteria for classification we found Visick grade I and II for 75.5… CONTINUE READING

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