A Continuous 10-Year Assessment of the Results of Surgery for Shortened Esophagus

  • K. Jeyasingham
  • N. K. Bhatnagar
  • G. Peppas
  • H. R. Payne
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The problem of shortened esophagus complicating gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal herniation was first tackled by Collis [1] by creating a vertical gastroplasty. The purpose of the gastroplasty was to create an acute angle of entry of the esophagus into the stomach. In doing so, he also achieved a lengthening of the esophagus. Pearson, in dealing with peptic stricture complicating gastroesophageal reflux associated with shortening, combined the procedures of a Collis gastroplasty with a Belsey type partial fundoplication [2]. The short- and long-term results of such a procedure however, revealed that the anti-reflux maneuver was not successfully accomplished by a partial fundoplication. As a result, Henderson modified the procedure by incorporating a total fundoplication of the Nissen type to the Collis gastroplasty [3].


Partial Fundoplication Postoperative Dysphagia Shorten Esophagus Vertical Gastroplasty Peptic Stricture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Jeyasingham
  • N. K. Bhatnagar
  • G. Peppas
  • H. R. Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryFrenchay HospitalBristolUK

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