Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with anterior versus posterior hiatal repair: long-term results of a randomized trial

Bas P.L. Wijnhoven, David I. Watson*, Peter G. Devitt, Philip A. Game, Glyn G. Jamieson

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Abstract

Background: Postoperative dysphagia in patients after Nissen fundoplication might be related to the technique used for the closure of the esophageal hiatus. Methods: A total of 102 patients with gastroesophageal reflux were randomized to undergo laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with either anterior (47 patients) or posterior (55 patients) repair of the diaphragmatic hiatus. Results: Clinical data at 5 years after surgery were available for 96% of patients enrolled in the trial. There was no significant difference between the 2 techniques for symptoms of dysphagia at the 5-year follow-up evaluation, although more patients who underwent posterior hiatal repair underwent further surgery for dysphagia-related symptoms (8 vs 2). Better control of heartburn was achieved in patients in the anterior hiatal repair group. Patients from both groups were equally satisfied with the overall outcome after surgery. Conclusions: At the 5-year follow-up evaluation, there was no significant difference in dysphagia between anterior closure and posterior hiatal repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume195
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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