Fate of Nissen fundoplication after 20 years. A clinical, endoscopical, and functional analysis.

@article{Luostarinen1993FateON,
  title={Fate of Nissen fundoplication after 20 years. A clinical, endoscopical, and functional analysis.},
  author={Markku E. Luostarinen and Jouko Isolauri and Jukka Laitinen and Mia Koskinen and O. Keyril{\"a}inen and Hannu Markkula and Erno Lehtinen and Arto Uusitalo},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1015-20}
}
Of 46 patients who had Nissen fundoplication for proved gastro-oesophageal reflux, 25 were available for follow up after a median of 20 years, 15 had died of unrelated causes, and six could not be traced. All 25 patients in the follow up study were personally interviewed: 21 consented to an endoscopy, 14 to 24 hour recording of oesophageal pH and manometry, and 15 to radionuclide transit test. Repeat fundoplication for recurrent reflux was performed in two cases during the study. Heartburn and… CONTINUE READING