Short esophagus and esophageal stricture

Chuong D. Hoang, Paul S. Koh, Michael A Maddaus

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Short esophagus and peptic esophageal stricture are complications of chronic severe GERD. Short esophagus is properly diagnosed by an objective, intraoperative assessment after appropriate dissection of the GEJ. A laparoscopic Collis gastroplasty combined with an antireflux procedure comprises effective therapy. Peptic stricture should be addressed with an initial course of dilator therapy and optimization of antiacid medication. Consideration is given to an antireflux procedure if conservative therapy fails. Laparoscopic techniques have proven to be safe and effective in treating short esophagus and peptic stricture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-451
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005


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