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Surgical Technique in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease — Conventional Approach

  • Karim A. Gawad
  • Dieter C. Broering
  • Christian Bloechle
  • Christoph Busch

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is characterized by unphysiologically long contact of gastric content with esophageal mucosa. This is caused by an insufficiency of the lower esophageal sphincter which can be verified by manometry and confirmed by 24-h pH metry.

Keywords

Hiatal Hernia Reflux Disease Lower Esophageal Sphincter Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Esophagogastric Junction 
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Copyright information

© Steinkopff Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim A. Gawad
    • 1
  • Dieter C. Broering
    • 2
  • Christian Bloechle
    • 3
  • Christoph Busch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Hospital Hamburg EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of General and Thoracic SurgeryChristian-Albrechts-University KielKielGermany
  3. 3.Department of General and Visceral SurgerySana Kliniken Lübeck GmbHLübeckGermany

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