The effect of total and anterior partial fundoplication on antireflux mechanisms of the gastroesophageal junction.

@article{Chrysos2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of total and anterior partial fundoplication on antireflux mechanisms of the gastroesophageal junction.},
  author={Emmanuel Chrysos and Elias Athanasakis and George Pechlivanides and Anastasios A Tzortzinis and Apostolos Mantides and Evaghelos Xynos},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={188 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of total (Nissen) and anterior partial fundoplication (APF) for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the motor behavior of the esophagogastric axis has not been fully assessed. The purpose of this study was to assess any alterations in lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and gastric fundus motor parameters in GERD patients after Nissen or APF fundoplication. METHODS Twenty four patients with documented GERD underwent either laparoscopic Nissen… CONTINUE READING
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