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Symptomatic outcome following laparoscopic anterior partial fundoplication: follow-up of a series of 200 patients

Citation
Ross SJ, Jabbar A, Ramsay CR, Watson A, Grant AM & Krukowski ZH (2000) Symptomatic outcome following laparoscopic anterior partial fundoplication: follow-up of a series of 200 patients. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 45 (6), pp. 363-365. http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/RCSEDBackIssues/journal/vol45_6/4560004.htm

Abstract
This article reports patient perceived symptomatic outcome at a median of 23 months after surgery for a consecutive series of 200 patients who underwent a laparoscopic anterior partial fundoplication for gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Responses to postal questionnaires indicated that for the majority of patients the outcome was good, with 62% reporting minimal GORD symptoms. However, for a significant minority, the outcome was less favourable, and for 10% the outcome was poor. Continuing evaluation of the procedure is needed to establish its place in the management of GORD.

Keywords
case series; follow-up; laparoscopic anterior partial fundoplication; symptomatic outcome

Journal
Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Volume 45, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Ross, Susan J; Jabbar, Aijaz; Ramsay, Craig R; Watson, Angus; Grant, Adrian M; Krukowski, Zygmunt H
Publication date31/12/2000
PublisherRoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Publisher URLhttp://www.rcsed.ac.uk/…45_6/4560004.htm
ISSN0035-8835
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