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Outcomes after minimally invasive reoperation for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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PMID:  12173808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Reoperative antireflux surgery is complex and traditionally performed by open methods. Increasingly, surgeons are performing minimally invasive reoperations. This report summarizes our experience with laparoscopic reoperative antireflux surgery (LRAS). METHODS: A retrospective review (1996 to 2001) identified 80 LRAS cases. Median age was 49 (22 to 80) years with 52 females and 28 males. Primary symptoms included heartburn (53%), regurgitation (22%), and dysphagia (25%). Detailed outcomes recorded at follow-up included heartburn severity using the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease-Health Related Quality of Life scale (HRQOL) and SF36 physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summary scores. RESULTS: LRAS was completed in 97.5% of cases (two conversions). The most common problems identified were mediastinal migration of the wrap in 48 (60%) and misplaced wrap in 11 (13.8%). LRAS operations included Collis-Nissen (42), Nissen (26), Toupet (six), and six others. Pyloroplasty was required in nine (11%). Complications occurred in 16 patients. These included nine minor gastric perforations (all repaired intraoperatively) and two reoperations for complications (1 patient with a bile leak and the second with a pyloroplasty site leak). Median length of stay was 2.5 days. Median follow-up was 18 (1 to 52) months; 18 (23%) required proton-pump inhibitors. Detailed outcomes were available in 50 patients. Mean PCS and MCS scores were 42 and 47, respectively (normals = 50). HRQOL scores were excellent in 35 (65%), satisfactory in 9 (17%), and poor in 10 (18%). Ten patients (18%) reported that they were dissatisfied. CONCLUSIONS: LRAS can be performed safely with complication and success rates similar to open operations in a center with extensive laparoscopic experience.
James D Luketich; Hiran C Fernando; Neil A Christie; Percival O Buenaventura; Sayeed Ikramuddin; Philip R Schauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-13     Completed Date:  2002-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-31; discussion 331-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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