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01.12.2015 | Short Communication | Ausgabe 6/2015

European Surgery 6/2015

Hiatal repair to reduce dysphagia in patients with impaired oesophageal motility having 360° fundoplication: the posterior ‘sling’ repair

Zeitschrift:
European Surgery > Ausgabe 6/2015
Autoren:
G. L. Falk, T. J. D’Netto

Summary

Background

Fundoplication in the presence of oesophageal dysmotility as being concerning for the development of postoperative dysphagia. Many techniques of surgery including partial fundoplication have evolved.

Methods

The technique of posterior sling repair of the hiatus avoiding heavy rigid to stitch posterior repair has reduced early dysphagia in our practice.

Result

The operative technique with operative illustrations is described.

Conclusion

Posterior sling repair of the hiatus during a laparoscopic fundoplication in oesophageal dysmotility is feasible and has reduced postoperative dysphagia.

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