Preoperative prediction of long-term outcome following laparoscopic fundoplication.

@article{OBoyle2002PreoperativePO,
  title={Preoperative prediction of long-term outcome following laparoscopic fundoplication.},
  author={Colm J O'Boyle and David I. Watson and Andrew C DeBeaux and G. G. C. Jamieson},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={471-5}
}
BACKGROUND Although long-term outcomes following laparoscopic fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal disease have now been reported as very satisfactory, a small, but important, minority of patients are unhappy with the outcome, often due to recurrent reflux symptoms or new-onset dysphagia. In this study, we sought to establish whether various parameters that can be determined before surgery, can predict the long-term outcome of surgery. METHODS Data collected prospectively were evaluated to… CONTINUE READING

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