Dor fundoplication | definition of Dor fundoplication by Medical dictionary
Dor fundoplication (dōr),
a partial (180°) and anterior fundoplication, popular in Europe and South America and most often used along with a myotomy for the treatment of achalasia.
Dor fun·dop·li·ca·tion (dōr fŭn'dō-pli-kā'shŭn)
A partial (180 degree) and anterior fundoplication, popular in Europe and South America and most often used along with a myotomy for the treatment of achalasia.
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In 2007 an elective laparoscopic Heller myotomy (approximately 5 cm anterior myotomy) with Dor fundoplication was performed without complication.
At surgery, it was clear that the previous myotomy had not extended onto the stomach and therefore did not disrupt the LES as desired, additionally the Dor fundoplication created a secondary esophageal obstruction in an immotile esophagus making food transit impossible.
In this study, abnormal acid exposure on pH monitoring was found in 47 percent of patients without an antireflux procedure and 9 percent in patients that had a posterior Dor fundoplication," Vaezi said.
He adds, "A subsequent cost-utility analysis based on the results of this trial found that myotomy plus Dor fundoplication was more cost effective than myotomy alone because of the costs of treating GERD.