Randomized clinical trial of standard laparoscopic versus robot-assisted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Draaisma2006RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of standard laparoscopic versus robot-assisted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={W A Draaisma and J. P. Ruurda and Robert C H Scheffer and Rogier K. J. Simmermacher and H. G. Gooszen and Hilda G Rijnhart-de Jong and Erik Buskens and I. A. M. J. Broeders},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 11},
  pages={1351-9}
}
BACKGROUND Robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery may be of added value during extensive dissection and suturing in confined spaces, such as laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). The purpose of this trial was to compare standard LNF with robot-assisted Nissen fundoplication (RNF). METHODS Between 2003 and 2005, 50 patients with confirmed refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux disease were assigned to LNF (25) or RNF (25). Patients who had undergone previous antireflux surgery were… CONTINUE READING

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