An Endoscopic Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux
Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a very distressing problem for many patients . Normally it responds well to medical treatment. However, in some patients surgical intervention is required . The Belsey Mark IV, the Hill and the Nissen fun-doplication are the commonly employed operations. The Angelchik prosthesis is the most recent innovation as an anti-reflux procedure . One of the main objectives of surgery is to increase the lower oesophageal sphincter pressure (LOSP). Hill has suggested that an increase in intraoperative LOSP is mandatory for a successful anti-reflux operation .
KeywordsHiatus Hernia Lower Oesophagus Submucosal Injection Lower Oesophageal Sphincter Pressure Distressing Problem
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