The effect of medical therapy and antireflux surgery on dysphagia in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease without esophageal stricture.

@article{Wetscher1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of medical therapy and antireflux surgery on dysphagia in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease without esophageal stricture.},
  author={Gerold J. Wetscher and Karl Glaser and Michael Gadenstaetter and Christoph Profanter and Ronald A. Hinder},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={189-92}
}
BACKGROUND Poor esophageal body motility and trapping of the hernial sac by the hiatal crura are the major pathomechanisms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-induced dysphagia. There is only little knowledge of the effect of medical therapy or antireflux surgery in reflux-induced dysphagia. METHODS Fifty-nine consecutive GERD patients with dysphagia were studied by means of a symptom questionnaire, endoscopy, barium swallow, esophageal manometry, and 24-hour pH monitoring of the… CONTINUE READING