Lower Esophageal Sphincter Characteristics After a Simplified Anti-Reflux Procedure

  • A. Watson
  • L. R. Jenkinson
  • T. L. Norris
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There are many operations currently available for the correction of resistant gastroesophageal reflux. The most widely practiced procedure is the Nissen fundopli-cation, which is of proven efficacy, but this is often compromised by mechanical complications such as persistent dysphagia and gas bloat, which appear to relate to the production of a super-competent lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which relaxes imperfectly on swallowing. Other complications such as slippage and disruption occasionally necessitate reoperation.


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Gastric Fundus Mechanical Complication Total Fundoplication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Watson
    • 1
  • L. R. Jenkinson
    • 1
  • T. L. Norris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRoyal Lancaster InfirmaryLancasterUK

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