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Gastroesophageal Reflux and its Surgical Management

  • Glyn G. Jamieson
  • David I. Watson

Abstract

In Western societies, gastroesophageal reflux has assumed importance for two reasons. First it is a common disorder with as many as 40% of the adult population having heartburn at least once a month and 7% experiencing it daily. Secondly, it is associated with adenocarcinoma of the cardia. Because the incidence of this is rising at a considerable rate (particularly in white Western males), cure of reflux may assume an important role in preventing this cancer in the future.

Keywords

Antireflux Surgery Laparoscopic Fundoplication Short Gastric Vessel Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery Total Fundoplication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glyn G. Jamieson
    • 1
  • David I. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.Discipline of SurgeryUniversity of Adelaide Royal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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