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

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.
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All underwent laparoscopic conversion from Nissen procedure to Toupet, with enlargement of hiatal opening in one.
The only other study that reported a significantly increased recurrence of reflux after the Nissen procedure in obese subjects was also retrospective [8].
Partial fundoplication procedures involve wrapping the distal esophagus to a lesser degree than required in the Nissen procedure (e.g., 270 degrees).