Not all anti-reflux treatment failures are due to persistence of abnormal esophageal acid exposure

@article{Furnari2013NotAA,
  title={Not all anti-reflux treatment failures are due to persistence of abnormal esophageal acid exposure},
  author={M. Mango Furnari and Nicola de Bortoli and Vincenzo Savarino and Santino Marchi},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={1382-1383}
}
We read with interest the article by Witteman et al. [1] on the efficacy of revisional laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (rLARS) performed in 15 patients who previously underwent transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). The authors concluded that rLARS (e.g., revisional laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication) was feasible and safe after unsuccessful TIF, performed using the EsophyX device, resulting in objective reflux control although a relative increase in dysphagia rate (33 %) occurred. In… CONTINUE READING