Comparison of surgical approaches to recalcitrant gastroesophageal reflux disease in the patient with scleroderma.

@article{Kent2007ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of surgical approaches to recalcitrant gastroesophageal reflux disease in the patient with scleroderma.},
  author={Michael S Kent and James D. Luketich and Kashif Irshad and Omar Awais and Miguel Alvelo-Rivera and Patricia Churilla and Hiran Chrishantha Fernando and Rodney J. Landreneau},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={
          1710-5; discussion 1715-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Scleroderma is associated with severe esophageal dysmotility and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Results after antireflux surgery have been suboptimal due to the profound esophageal dysmotility seen in this disease. We hypothesized that laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) would lead to less dysphagia and better control of GERD symptoms. This report summarizes our initial results of RYGBP compared with other surgical approaches. METHODS A retrospective review… CONTINUE READING
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