The short esophagus: pathophysiology, incidence, presentation, and treatment in the era of laparoscopic antireflux surgery.

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OBJECTIVE To discuss the pathophysiology and incidence of the short esophagus, to review the history of treatment, and to describe diagnosis and possible treatments in the era of laparoscopic surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The entity of the short esophagus in antireflux surgery is seldom discussed in the laparoscopic literature, despite its emphasis in… (More)

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@article{Horvath2000TheSE, title={The short esophagus: pathophysiology, incidence, presentation, and treatment in the era of laparoscopic antireflux surgery.}, author={Karen D. Horvath and Lisa Swanstrom and Byron Jobe}, journal={Annals of surgery}, year={2000}, volume={232 5}, pages={630-40} }