periesophagitis

periesophagitis

 [per″e-e-sof″ah-ji´tis]
inflammation of the tissues around the esophagus.

per·i·e·soph·a·gi·tis

(per'ē-ē-sof'ă-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the esophagus.

per·i·e·soph·a·gi·tis

(per'ē-ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the esophagus.
Synonym(s): perioesophagitis.
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The following conditions required conversion to an open laparotomy: inability to reduce a very large hiatal hernia (6 patients: 1 normal weight, 3 overweight, and 2 obese), dense upper abdominal adhesions (5 patients: 3 overweight, and 2 obese), and technical difficulties with esophageal dissection due to periesophagitis (2 patient: 1 normal weight, and 1 obese).
Both these patients required conversion from laparoscopic to open procedure: in one case for the inability to reduce a very large hiatal hernia and in the other for the presence of severe periesophagitis. During the followup, 13 and 15 years, respectively pH metry has proven reflux recurrence in one patient, treated with medication only.