Short Esophagus

Nicholas R. Kunio, James Dolan, John Hunter

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Abstract

In the presence of long-standing and severe gastroesophageal reflux disease, patients can develop various complications, including a shortened esophagus. Standard preoperative testing in these patients should include endoscopy, esophagography, and manometry, whereas the objective diagnosis of a short esophagus must be made intraoperatively following adequate mediastinal mobilization. If left untreated, it is a contributing factor to the high recurrence rate following fundoplications or repair of large hiatal hernias. A laparoscopic Collis gastroplasty combined with an antireflux procedure offers safe and effective therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-652
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Short esophagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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