Valvuloplasty plus fundoplasty to prevent esophageal regurgitation in esophagogastrostomy after proximal gastrectomy.

@article{Matsushiro1986ValvuloplastyPF,
  title={Valvuloplasty plus fundoplasty to prevent esophageal regurgitation in esophagogastrostomy after proximal gastrectomy.},
  author={Takashi Matsushiro and Tsuneo Hariu and Hideo Nagashima and Kazuyoshi Yamamoto and Youichi Imaoka and R Yamagata and Shuhei Okuyama and H. Mishina},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={314-9}
}
To prevent regurgitation esophagitis in esophagogastrostomy after proximal gastrectomy, valvuloplasty plus fundoplasty was carried out in 17 patients with stomach cancer or cancer of the abdominal esophagus. For this purpose, an equilateral triangular flap of 2.5 cm per side was formed at the upper margin of the remaining stomach along the greater curvature. The flap was inverted into the stomach only to serve as a valve. After the esophagogastrostomy was properly performed, fundoplasty was… CONTINUE READING

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