An Endoscopic Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux

  • P. Keeling
  • P. Gillen
  • P. J. Byrne
  • B. West
  • T. P. J. Hennessy
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Abstract

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a very distressing problem for many patients [1]. Normally it responds well to medical treatment. However, in some patients surgical intervention is required [2]. 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 [3]. 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 [4].

Keywords

Glycerine Syringe 

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Keeling
    • 1
  • P. Gillen
    • 1
  • P. J. Byrne
    • 1
  • B. West
    • 1
  • T. P. J. Hennessy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySt. James’ HospitalDublin, 8Ireland

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