Laparoscopic revision of failed antireflux surgery: a systematic review.

  title={Laparoscopic revision of failed antireflux surgery: a systematic review.},
  author={Nicholas Symons and Sanjay Purkayastha and Bruno Dillemans and Thanos Athanasiou and George B. Hanna and Ara Darzi and Evangelos Zacharakis},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={202 3},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an accepted treatment for persistent gastroesophageal reflux but about 4% of patients will eventually require revision surgery. METHODS We searched The Cochrane Collaboration, Medline, and EMBASE databases, augmented by Google Scholar and PubMed related articles from January 1, 1990, to November 22, 2010. Twenty studies met the inclusion criteria, reporting on 930 surgeries. RESULTS The mean surgical duration was 166 minutes and conversion to… CONTINUE READING


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