[Interventional procedures in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease].

Koch, O O, Köhler, G, Wundsam, H, Weitzendorfer, M, Spaun, G O and Emmanuel, K (2015) [Interventional procedures in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease]. Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen, 86 (10). pp. 949-54. ISSN 1433-0385

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For patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who suffer from severe symptoms despite adequate medical therapy, interventional procedures are the only option for improving symptoms and thus the quality of life. In the clinical practice it is decisive if a hiatal hernia (HH) is present or not and whether it is larger or smaller than 2-3 cm. Patients who have a HH > 2-3 cm should undergo laparoscopic fundoplication with hiatal hernia repair. Patients with a larger HH are no longer eligible for endoscopic therapy as closure of the HH is not endoscopically possible. With the new laparoscopic methods (e.g. LINX and electrical stimulation) HH closure is theoretically possible but sufficient data is lacking. Furthermore, if a hiatal closure is additionally carried out the actual advantages of these methods are partly lost. Currently, outside of clinical trials only laparoscopic fundoplication can be recommended for patients with GERD and HH, because convincing long-term data are only available for this method. It seems that in clinical practice it is not so important what type of fundoplication is performed, more important seems to be the experience of the surgeon with the technique.
Item Type: Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Allgemeinchirurgie mit Viszeralchirurgie
Depositing User: Judith Brandstetter
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 09:02
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 09:02

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