Laparoscopic antireflux surgery

Sarah K. Thompson, Glyn G. Jamieson

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Rudolph Nissen popularized a fundoplication that bears his name in 1956, following the discovery that a fundal patch, used to reinforce an esophageal suture line, also corrected gastroesophageal reflux. In 1991, two almost simultaneous publications were released describing the adaption of Nissen‘s technique laparoscopically. The principles of the operation closely followed the open technique, with division of the short gastric vessels, posterior closure of the diaphragmatic hiatus, and creation of a 1-2 cm 360-degree wrap, calibrated by at least a 52 Fr bougie. Although the initial reports included very good levels of reflux control, adverse effects-such as dysphagia, inability to belch, gas bloat, and increased flatulence-were not uncommon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperative Thoracic Surgery
EditorsLarry R Kaiser, Glyn Jamieson, Sarah K Thompson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781482299588, 9781315113777
ISBN (Print)9781482299571
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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    Thompson, S. K., & Jamieson, G. G. (2017). Laparoscopic antireflux surgery. In L. R. Kaiser, G. Jamieson, & S. K. Thompson (Eds.), Operative Thoracic Surgery (6th ed., pp. 405-410). CRC Press.