Re-Operation for Failed Antireflux Operations

  • C. G. Bremner
  • R. Mason
Conference paper


In the best series published, antireflux surgery will give an excellent to good result in about 90% of cases [1], and these results are sustained for up to 10 years. There are series reported, however, where the results have not been long-lasting, and reflux returns. Recurrent reflux is not the only cause of unsatisfactory results. Side effects of the operations such as dysphagia, bloating, diarrhea and persistent pain are also described [2].


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Antireflux Operation Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Paraesophageal Hernia Bile Reflux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Bremner
  • R. Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of the Witwatersrand Medical SchoolJohannesburgSouth Africa

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