What is a Nissen fundoplication?

  • G. Beauchamp
  • A. Duranceau
  • P. E. Donahue
  • C. T. Bombeck
  • M. Rossetti
Conference paper

Abstract

The name of Rudolf Nissen is associated with total fundophcation for control of gastroesophageal reflux. By total fundophcation, one understand the wrapping of the lower esophagus with the combination of the anterior and posterior wall of the fundus, much hke a Witzel type of gastrostomy. The anterior wall alone can also be used to complete a fundoplication. The anterior fundus is then slipped around the esophagus without cutting the short gastric vessels. After the fundoplication, the crurae are closed. My understanding is that Rudolf Nissen has described at least two variations of fundoplication [1, 2].

Keywords

Migration Nylon Perforation Kelly Esophagitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Beauchamp
    • 1
  • A. Duranceau
    • 1
  • P. E. Donahue
    • 2
  • C. T. Bombeck
    • 2
  • M. Rossetti
    • 3
  1. 1.MontrealCanada
  2. 2.ChicagoUSA
  3. 3.LiestalSwitzerland

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