Teflon pledget reinforced fundoplication causes symptomatic gastric and esophageal lumenal penetration.

@article{Dally2004TeflonPR,
  title={Teflon pledget reinforced fundoplication causes symptomatic gastric and esophageal lumenal penetration.},
  author={Elizabeth Dally and G L Falk},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={226-9}
}
BACKGROUND Nissen fundoplication has become the standard operative procedure for the treatment of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The use of Teflon pledgets in Nissen fundoplications by our unit has been associated with a number of complications that has led to a change of technique in performing these operations. METHODS We reviewed our database of all patients who had fundoplications that involved the use of pledgets and identified those who had represented with postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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