Evaluation of 142 consecutive laparoscopic fundoplications in children: effects of the learning curve and technical choice.

@article{Allal2001EvaluationO1,
  title={Evaluation of 142 consecutive laparoscopic fundoplications in children: effects of the learning curve and technical choice.},
  author={Hossein Allal and Guillaume Captier and Manuel L{\'o}pez and Dominique Forgues and Ren{\'e} Beno{\^i}t Galifer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          921-6
        }
}
PURPOSE This retrospective study describes the 5-year experience of a single surgeon with 142 consecutive laparoscopic fundoplications in children and analyzes the results in terms of the surgeon's learning curve and the choice of technique. METHODS The patients were 44 girls (40%) and 98 boys (60%) with an age range of 3 months to 18 years (mean, 5.35 years). Indications for surgery included medically refractory reflux associated with vomiting, pneumopathy, otorhinolaryngologic pathology… CONTINUE READING
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