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J R Coll Surg Edinb. 2000 Dec;45(6):363-5.

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

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Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, U.K.


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 gastro-oesophageal 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.

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