fundoplication


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fundoplication

 [fun″do-pli-ka´shun]
mobilization of the lower end of the esophagus and plication of the fundus of the stomach up around it, in the treatment of reflux esophagitis that may be associated with disorders such as hiatal hernia.

fun·do·pli·ca·tion

(fŭn'dō-pli-kā'shŭn),
Suture of the fundus of the stomach completely or partially around the gastroesophageal junction to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease; can be performed by open abdominal or thoracic operation, or a laparoscopic approach.
[fundus + L. plico, to fold]

fundoplication

/fun·do·pli·ca·tion/ (fun″do-plĭ-ka´shun) mobilization of the lower end of the esophagus and plication of the fundus of the stomach up around it.
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Nissen fundoplication for control of gastroesophageal reflux.

fundoplication

[fun′dəplikā′shən]
Etymology: L, fundus, bottom, plicare, to fold
a surgical procedure involving making tucks (plication) in the fundus of the stomach around the lower end of the esophagus. The operation is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal and paraesophageal hernias. See also plication.
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Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia

fundoplication

Surgery The operative revision of the esophagogastric junction to prevent gastroesophageal reflux, GERD and recurring lung aspiration of gastric content. See Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Nissen procedure.

fun·do·pli·ca·tion

(fŭn'dō-pli-kā'shŭn)
Suture of the fundus of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent reflux in repair of hiatal hernia.
[fundus + L. plico, to fold]

Fundoplication

A surgical procedure that increases pressure on the LES by stretching and wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the sphincter.
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fun·do·pli·ca·tion

(fŭn'dō-pli-kā'shŭn)
Suture of the fundus of the stomach completely or partially around the gastroesophageal junction to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

fundoplication

(fun´dōpləkā´shən),
n a surgical procedure involving making tucks in the fundus of the stomach around the inferior end of the esophagus. The operation is used in the treatment of gastric acid reflux into the esophagus.

fundoplication

mobilization of the lower end of the esophagus and plication of the fundus of the stomach up around it, in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Two modifications of this procedure are the Belsey and Nissen fundoplication techniques.
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a leader in therapeutic interventions for sphincter-related diseases, announced today the release of new data from a 415 patient, multi-institutional study, comparing magnetic sphincter augmentation to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) for control of reflux.
Scheduled to undergo major surgery before Christmas, doctors will attempt to prevent Felix from suffering bouts of vomitinduced pneumonia in the future using fundoplication - an operation to prevent stomach contents from returning to the oesophagus.
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is the most common surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
They also recognize a rising awareness of adverse effects associated with long-term PPI use and a decline in the volume of surgical fundoplication, noting that these factors underscore the need for alternative approaches to complement medical and surgical treatments.
In 2007 an elective laparoscopic Heller myotomy (approximately 5 cm anterior myotomy) with Dor fundoplication was performed without complication.
Prakash said his literature search suggested another possible mechanism for the apparent protective effect of PPIs against MI: Effective treatment of GERD, whether using PPIs or via a fundoplication procedure, has been reported to reduce levels of the inflammatory cytokines present in GERD.
The conditions that can be treated with this type of surgery include gallbladder stones, hernias, hysA[degrees] terectomy, fundoplication, sleeve gastrectomy and appendicitis.
Minimally invasive surgery has become the norm and many complex operations are currently performed laparoscopically, including cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, fundoplication, colectomy, splenectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy and liver resection.
The 40-year-old man underwent partial gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy for gastro-oesophageal reflux unresponsive to fundoplication.
At only one month old, Riley settled into Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago) for 12 long weeks of testing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; surgery to insert a tracheostomy and a gastrostomy ('g-tube') for feeding; and a procedure called a Nissen Fundoplication to reduce reflux into Riley's esophagus.
But some patients end up needing a surgical procedure called fundoplication, where the top part of the stomach is stitched round the oesophagus to give it more support.
We recommend a careful evaluation of fundoplication in patients who have undergone the procedure who present with stridor and frequent emesis.