New surgical approach to complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease: Transthoracic parietal cell vagotomy

Rodney J. Landreneau, John B. Marshall, Robert N. McClelland, Jack J. Curtis, Joel A. Johnson, Stephen R. Hazelrigg

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of peptic stricture of the esophagus associated with columnar (Barrett) metaplasia can be a difficult problem. Collis-Nissen fundoplication restores an intraabdominal antireflux barrier for most cases of peptic stricture; however, 20% of patients may have persistence of pathological acid reflux. By reducing acidity of postoperative reflux, parietal cell vagotomy may complement nonresectional surgical results for Barrett stricture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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