It has been suggested that laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is an effective procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Twenty-six patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic floppy Nissen fundoplication. 24 hours pH-metry, manometry and Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) questionnaire were done preoperatively, six-month and one year after the operation. The six weeks control investigation was limited to 24 pH-metry and GIQLI interview. Adequate reflux control was obtained in all patients, with reduction in acid reflux variables at six weeks, six months as well as at one year after the operation. Preoperative reflux index and DeMeester score was significantly higher than those we found postoperatively at both time period. Preoperative lower esophageal sphincter tone and length was abnormal on average. Both parameters increased significantly at six-month and one year after the operation. GIQLI also showed characteristic changes. Compared to preoperative values we found significantly higher GIQLI at both six-month and one year following surgery. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication provides an excellent symptomatic and physiologic outcome in patients with esophageal reflux disease.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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