What value should be attributed to the persistence of radiological signs of reflux or persistent acid pH without clinical signs following anti-reflux surgery?

  • P. Kohek
  • P. Rehak
  • F. M. Jüttner
  • G. Friehs
  • K. Jeyasingham
Conference paper

Abstract

The variety of diagnostic procedures detecting gastroesophageal reflux (GER) has given us a deeper insight into the gastroesophageal junction. The more we know about the pathogenesis of GER the less operative procedures are in use. Conservative treatment based on endoscopic-, manometric- and pH-monitoring findings has established as the preferred therapeutic approach in nearly 90% of the cases. Nowadays less than 10% of GER patients underwent surgical anti-reflux treatment, according to the literature.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Esophagitis Metoclopramide Goldwater 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kohek
    • 1
  • P. Rehak
    • 1
  • F. M. Jüttner
    • 1
  • G. Friehs
    • 1
  • K. Jeyasingham
    • 2
  1. 1.GrazAustria
  2. 2.BristolUK

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