Reflux, dysphagia, and gas bloat after laparoscopic fundoplication in patients with incidentally discovered hiatal hernia and in a control group.

@article{Triponez2005RefluxDA,
  title={Reflux, dysphagia, and gas bloat after laparoscopic fundoplication in patients with incidentally discovered hiatal hernia and in a control group.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Triponez and J. -M. Dumonceau and Dan Azagury and Francesco Volont{\'e} and Karem Slim and Bernadette Mermillod and Olivier Huber and Philippe M Morel},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={235-42}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic fundoplication effectively controls reflux symptoms in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, symptom relapse and side effects, including dysphagia and gas bloat, may develop after surgery. The aim of the study was to assess these symptoms in patients who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication, as well as in control subjects and patients with hiatal hernia. METHODS A standardized, validated questionnaire on reflux, dysphagia, and gas bloat was… CONTINUE READING

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