Role and safety of fundoplication in esophageal disease and dysmotility syndromes.

Role and safety of fundoplication in esophageal disease and dysmotility syndromes. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Aug;11(Suppl 12):S1610-S1617 Authors: Bakhos CT, Petrov RV, Parkman HP, Malik Z, Abbas AE Abstract Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is quite prevalent worldwide, especially in the western hemisphere. The pathophysiology of GERD is complex, involving an incompetent esophagogastric junction (EGJ) as an anti-reflux barrier, as well as other co-morbid conditions such as gastroparesis, hiatal herniation or hyper acid secretion. Esophageal dysmotility is also frequently encountered in GERD, further contributing to the disease in the form of fragmented peristalsis, ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) or the more severe aperistalsis. The latter is quite common in systemic connective tissue disorders such as scleroderma. The main stay treatment of GERD is pharmacologic with proton pump inhibitors (PPI), with surgical fundoplication offered to patients who are not responsive to medications or would like to discontinue them for medical or other reasons. The presence of esophageal dysmotility that can worsen or create dysphagia can potentially influence the choice of fundoplication (partial or complete), or whether it is even possible. Most of the existing literature demonstrates that fundoplication may be safe in the setting of ineffective or weak peristalsis, and that post-operative dysphagia cannot be reliably predicted by pre-operative manometry parameter...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

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