Pledgeted mattress sutures reduce recurrent reflux after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

@article{Curtis2010PledgetedMS,
  title={Pledgeted mattress sutures reduce recurrent reflux after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.},
  author={Jennifer L Curtis and Grace W M Wong and Ivan M. Gutierrez and Gerald Gollin},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1159-64}
}
INTRODUCTION In response to a perceived increase in the incidence of recurrent reflux after adopting the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, we adjusted our technique to include the use of pledgeted, horizontal mattress sutures for crural closure and wrap construction. METHODS We assessed the impact of this technical modification in children who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication between 1997 and 2007 at a large children's hospital. The medical history, indications, technical details, and… CONTINUE READING

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