Effects of anti-reflux surgery on weakly acidic reflux and belching.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is the most frequently performed operation for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). However, 12% of the patients have persistent reflux symptoms and 19% develop gas-related symptoms after LNF. Weakly acidic reflux and inability to belch have been alleged to cause these symptoms, respectively. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/gut.2010.224824

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