Reflux control following gastroplasty.

  title={Reflux control following gastroplasty.},
  author={Robert D. Henderson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={24 3},
A Belsey gastroplasty was performed on 135 patients, 132 of whom were available for follow-up. Despite a low incidence (1.5%) of anatomical recurrence, the operation failed to control reflux effectively, and the incidence of continued reflux is 44.6%. Because of this failure to control reflux, a Nissen fundoplication has been added to the gastroplasty tube. In a group of 78 patients, radiological recurrence has occurred in 1 patient, with no patient experiencing symptoms of reflux. Manometric… CONTINUE READING

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