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esophagus and fundoplications

Meredith C Duke, Timothy M Farrell
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has mirrored the increase in obesity, and GERD is now recognized as an obesity-related comorbidity. There is growing evidence that obesity, specifically central obesity, is associated with the complications of chronic reflux, including erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. While fundoplication is effective in creating a competent gastroesophageal junction and controlling reflux in most patients, it is less effective in morbidly obese patients...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Tania Triantafyllou, Georgia Doulami, Joanna Papailiou, Apostolos Mantides, Georgios Zografos, Dimitrios Theodorou
High-resolution manometry (HRM) is the gold-standard diagnostic tool for achalasia of the esophagus. Laparoscopic Heller-Dor technique is the preferred surgical approach with success rate estimated 90%. The use of intraoperative HRM provides real-time estimation of intraluminal esophageal pressures and identifies the exact points of esophageal luminal pressure during laparoscopy. Ten patients with achalasia underwent surgery. All patients preoperatively completed 1 manometric study and Quality of Life questionnaires (EORTC QLQ-C30 version 3...
November 14, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Benjamin C Knight, Peter G Devitt, David I Watson, Lorelle T Smith, Glyn G Jamieson, Sarah K Thompson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term efficacy of antireflux surgery on Barrett's esophagus (BE) using BRAVO wireless pH monitoring. BACKGROUND: BE is associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal cancer. Till date, studies have failed to demonstrate that preventing gastroesophageal reflux with antireflux surgery halts the progression of BE, often because of difficulties in objectively proving an effective antireflux barrier. METHODS: Since 1991, all patients undergoing antireflux surgery across 2 hospital sites have been followed in a prospective database...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Ángel Álvarez Sánchez, M Jesús Fernández Aceñero
Gastrointestinal xanthomas are infrequent non-neoplastic lesions characterized by the accumulation of foam cells in the lamina propria. They are commonly seen in association with dyslipidemia, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and infections in immunosuppressed patients. However, no clear connection to hyperlipidemia has been found. They occur more frequently in the stomach, and are very rare in the small bowel and esophagus. We identified all cases of non-gastric xanthoma or xanthomatosis reported in the English literature by searching the PubMed database and retrospectively reviewed the clinical, endoscopic, and histopathologic features of the 11 cases of non-gastric gastrointestinal xanthomas diagnosed in our hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Jessica A Zaman, Anne O Lidor
While the asymptomatic paraesophageal hernia (PEH) can be observed safely, surgery is indicated for symptomatic hernias. Laparoscopic repair is associated with decreased morbidity and mortality; however, it is associated with a higher rate of radiologic recurrence when compared with the open approach. Though a majority of patients experience good symptomatic relief from laparoscopic repair, strict adherence to good technique is critical to minimize recurrence. The fundamental steps of laparoscopic PEH repair include adequate mediastinal mobilization of the esophagus, tension-free approximation of the diaphragmatic crura, and gastric fundoplication...
October 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Hajime Takayasu, Kouji Masumoto, Miki Ishikawa, Takato Sasaki, Kentaro Ono
Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is still difficult to diagnose and repair. In almost all cases, recurrence appears relatively soon after the primary surgery. We herein describe a case of recurrent TEF that appeared 10 years after the primary repair. At 2 years of age, the patient suffered from mental retardation due to encephalitis and developed a hiatus hernia with gastro-esophageal reflux. He underwent the repair of a hiatus hernia and fundoplication at 3 years of age. However, the hiatus hernia recurred 6 months after the operation...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Tae-Geun Gweon, Kai Matthes
Background and Aims. Endoscopic fundoplication is an emerging technique for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study is to determine the ideal position of the staples in relation to gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). Methods. Ten endoscopic fundoplication procedures were performed in each group using fresh ex vivo porcine stomachs: Group A: 2 staples each at 3 cm above the GEJ and 180° apart; Group B: 2 staples at 3 cm and 90° apart; Group C: 2 staples at 4 cm and 180° apart; Group D: 3 staples at 3 cm with 90° between each staple (180° total)...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Katarzyna Rerych, Józef Kurek, Ewa Klimacka-Nawrot, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska, Antoni Stadnicki
Background/Aims: The study was aimed to evaluate pre and postfundoplication profile of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) and esophageal peristalsis by high-resolution manometry (HRM) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Methods: HRM was performed in 25 patients with GERD before (pre-ops) and after (post-ops) laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The study involved capturing HRM data for 10 consecutive swallows of 10 mL water boluses in upright position...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Juan Putra, Kristen E Muller, Zilla H Hussain, Siddhartha Parker, Scott Gabbard, Elizabeth B Brickley, Brian E Lacy, Richard Rothstein, Mikhail Lisovsky
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is a histologic pattern with no established clinical correlates in the majority of patients. The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between nonachalasia primary esophageal motility disorders (PEMD) and LE. Sixty-nine patients with PEMD and esophageal biopsies, including 22 with nutcracker esophagus, 33 with ineffective motility, and 14 with diffuse spasm, constituted the study group. The control group consisted of 70 patients with severe dysmotility-negative gastroesophageal reflux disease requiring referral for Nissen fundoplication...
August 11, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Yoshihito Souma, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Eiji Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tetsuhiro Hamada, Jun Yasuda, Takeyoshi Yumiba, Shuichi Ohashi, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains whether preoperative pneumatic balloon dilation (PBD) influences the surgical outcome of laparoscopic esophagocardiomyotomy in patients with esophageal achalasia. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative PBD represents a risk factor for surgical complications and affects the symptomatic and/or functional outcomes of laparoscopic Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication (LHD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on a prospectively compiled surgical database of 103 consecutive patients with esophageal achalasia who underwent LHD from November 1994 to September 2014...
August 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Gal Levy, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, Brian E Louie
INTRODUCTION: We compared clinical and objective outcomes of combined Nissen-Hill hybrid (HYB) to Nissen fundoplication (LNF) for repair of paraesophageal hernia (PEH). METHODS: This study is a single-institution retrospective chart review of prospectively collected data for consecutive patients undergoing PEH repair from 2006 to 2015 with at least 6 months of follow-up. Quality of life metrics (QOLRAD, HRQL, and dysphagia), manometry, radiographic imaging, and pH testing were administered pre- and postoperatively...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
V I Oskretkov, A A Gur'yanov, V A Gankov, G I Klimova, A R Andreasyan, D V Balatsky, V V Fedorov, S A Maslikova
AIM: To analyze the results of endoscopic interventions for benign diseases and injuries of the esophagus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 159 patients with benign diseases and perforation of the esophagus were operated. There were 72 (45.3%) cases of achalasia, 56 (35.2%) with post-ambustial stenosis of esophagus, 14 (8.8%) with esophageal perforation, 13 (8.2%) with leuomyoma of esophagus and 4 (2.5%) with diverticulum of thoracic esophagus. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: In long-term period 56 patients with achalasia were followed-up after laparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy with Dor fundoplication...
2016: Khirurgiia
Cátia Leitão, Helena Ribeiro, Ana Caldeira, Rui Sousa, António Banhudo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Endoscopy
Masahide Fukaya, Tetsuya Abe, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a major postoperative complication after pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PpPD) and sometimes causes reflux esophagitis. In most cases, this morbidity is controllable by proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) and very rarely results in esophageal stricture. Balloon dilation is usually performed for benign esophageal stricture, and esophagectomy was rarely elected. In the present case, there were two important problems of surgical procedure; how to perform esophageal reconstruction after PpPD and whether to preserve the stomach or not...
2016: BMC Surgery
Nurullah Bülbüller, Osman Zekai Oner
Gastroesophageal reflux is the most common benign disorder of the esophagus and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication has become the standard surgical treatment for its treatment. In our area, where the use of bougie calibration is debatable, postoperative dysphagia is encountered often after this surgery although it is usually not permanent. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of using a soft silicone tube 39 F in diameter for esophageal calibration during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication on the incidence of postoperative dysphagia...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
Peter Stiefelhagen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2015: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Reece K DeHaan, Matthew J Frelich, Jon C Gould
BACKGROUND: Previous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that partial fundoplication following Heller myotomy results in less pathologic acid exposure to the esophagus when compared to myotomy without fundoplication. Recent studies have questioned the necessity of a fundoplication, especially when a limited hiatal dissection (LHD) is performed and the angle of His is preserved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of prospectively maintained data...
July 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
J-D Wang, S-Y Zhu, Y-J Lu, L-Y Gao
OBJECTIVE: Reflux is the principal complication for patients after esophagectomy with gastric reconstruction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the modified Nissen fundoplication after resection of adenocarcinoma from the esophagogastric junction (AEG) on controlling the reflux and the role of duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression level in the remnant esophagus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with AEG were randomly divided into two groups: (i) the conventional anastomosis group and (ii) the anti-reflux anastomosis group...
2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Suguru Fukahori, Minoru Yagi, Shinji Ishii, Kimio Asagiri, Nobuyuki Saikusa, Naoki Hashizume, Motomu Yoshida, Daisuke Masui, Saki Sakamoto, Shihori Tsuruhisa, Tomohiro Kurahachi, Yoshiaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate detailed changes of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children before and after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) utilizing esophageal combined pH-multichannel intraluminal impedance (pH/MII) measurements. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with neurological impairment, who received laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) owing to refractory pathological GERD, were enrolled in this study. 24h pH/MII was conducted in all patients before and one year after LNF...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Neel Sharma, Khek Yu Ho
Barrett's oesophagus is associated with the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. This review highlights the management strategies currently used in the treatment of this condition.
January 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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