[Surgery of reflux esophagitis--a renaissance].

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a high prevalence of 40% in Western countries. A dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter of unknown origin is the main etiology. Less common pathophysiological reasons are disorders of esophageal motility, delayed gastric emptying, gastric acid hypersecretion and bile reflux. As causal surgical therapy for… (More)

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