Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is the most frequent disorder of the oesophagus; endoscopic minimally invasive treatment is desirable. Various studies were conducted in patients with reflux disease injecting ethylene-vinyl-alcohol into the muscle of the gastric cardia. Ethylene-vinyl-alcohol implantation into the cardia resulted in circular diffusion of the product in many cases. Lower oesophageal sphincter pressure was increased at 1 month and was sustained at a median follow-up of 6 months. Only a minority of patients had to resume therapy with a proton pump inhibitor. Ethylene-vinyl-alcohol implantation in the muscle of cardia is feasible and safe.
|Translated title of the contribution||Endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux: Implantation of a biopolymer (enteryx) in the lower oesophageal sphincter|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2002|
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