[Analysis of anti-reflux surgery failure].

Abstract

Recurrent gastroesophageal reflux following fundoplication is a challenging problem, because it is usually refractory to medical treatment and a second, technically difficult, antireflux operation is required. Different factors that may contribute to surgery failure have been identified in children. We present 8 cases who underwent redofundoplication after failed procedures, from a total number of 96 patients operated on due to gastroesophageal reflux. Four patient's had their initial fundoplication performed at our institution. Six patients were neurologically impaired, six had chronic pulmonary disease, and two had esophageal atresia. The main presenting symptoms were recurrent vomiting (n = 8) and aspiration (n = 4). Gastroesophageal reflux was confirmed by barium swallow and endoscopy. Operative findings showed wrap breakdown in two cases, warp breakdown associated with hiatal hernia in five, wrap breakdown associated with paraesophageal hernia in two cases, and paraesophageal hernia with normal wrap in one. A second Nissen procedure were performed in five cases, whereas a Collis-Nissen gastroplasty was realized in three with a short esophagus. Six patients had a successful outcome remaining symptom free, one has severe disphagia, and one has recurrent vomiting. In our experience, patients with recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease should undergo an antireflux procedure tailored to specific anatomic or functional abnormalities.

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@article{Novillo2000AnalysisOA, title={[Analysis of anti-reflux surgery failure].}, author={I Cano Novillo and M I Benavent Gordo and E Portela Casalod and M D Delgado Mu{\~n}oz and P Aguado Roncero and A Vilari{\~n}o Mosquera and F J Berchi Gar{\'c}ia}, journal={Cirugía pediátrica : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica}, year={2000}, volume={13 1}, pages={20-4} }