A new balanced operation for complex gastroesophageal reflex disease

Rodney J. Landreneau, John B. Marshall, Joel A. Johnson, Theresa M. Boley, Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Jack J. Curtis, Robert N. McClelland

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Twenty-seven patients with advanced gastroesophageal reflux disease have been treated with combined transthoracic parietal cell vagotomy and Collis-Nissen fundoplication. Gastric acid analyses (n = 20) obtained preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively demonstrated a significant late reduction in gastric acid output. Twenty-six patients (96%) have experienced relief of gastroesophageal reflux disease at a mean of 13.3 months (range, 6 to 25 months) without postvagotomy symptoms. Transthoracic parietal cell vagotomy may be considered as an adjunct to mechanical surgical control of advanced gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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