Skip to main content
main-content

Tipp

Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen

01.08.2015 | Original Article | Ausgabe 4/2015

European Surgery 4/2015

Diagnosis and treatment of benign inflammatory esophageal diseases

Zeitschrift:
European Surgery > Ausgabe 4/2015
Autoren:
MD I. Kristo, MD S.F. Schoppmann

Summary

Background

Nowadays, benign inflammatory esophageal diseases represent a rising socioeconomic burden. Recently, novel therapeutic approaches have been introduced to enrich personalized surgical options.

Methods

A PubMed research was conducted and merged with institutional guidelines and data.

Results

Magnetic sphincter augmentation strengthens the lower esophageal sphincter and therefore recreates the natural reflux barrier. Electrical sphincter stimulation offers the possibility to personalize minimal invasive treatment and considers even changing lifestyles. Endoscopic antireflux procedures try to mimic the outcome of laparoscopic fundoplication and aim to improve the angle of His. However, laparoscopic fundoplication remains the surgical treatment of choice in advanced reflux disease.
Reflux can also cause eosinophilic infiltration and therefore hinders diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis. Once diagnosis is established, dietary modifications and topical steroids offer relevant relief. Reflux produces Barrett’s esophagus, a neoplastic progression, which is commonly treated with radiofrequency ablation.

Conclusion

Novel therapeutic options are facing the rising incidence of benign inflammatory diseases.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

Literatur
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 4/2015

European Surgery 4/2015 Zur Ausgabe