Endoscopic Evaluation of Reflux Esophagitis After Proximal Gastrectomy: Comparison Between Esophagogastric Anastomosis and Jejunal Interposition

@article{Tokunaga2007EndoscopicEO,
  title={Endoscopic Evaluation of Reflux Esophagitis After Proximal Gastrectomy: Comparison Between Esophagogastric Anastomosis and Jejunal Interposition},
  author={Masanori Tokunaga and Shigekazu Ohyama and N Hiki and Etsuo Hoshino and Souya Nunobe and Tetsu Fukunaga and Yasuyuki Seto and Toshiharu Yamaguchi},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={1473-1477}
}
Although proximal gastrectomy has been performed more as a function-preserving surgery, reflux esophagitis can occur postoperatively, resulting in poor postoperative quality of life. To date, only a few reports have compared the methods of reconstruction performed after proximal gastrectomy, and the method most likely to prevent postoperative reflux esophagitis remains undetermined. A retrospective review of 76 patients who underwent proximal gastrectomy with jejunal interposition (JI) or… CONTINUE READING

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