Magnetic augmentation of the lower esophageal sphincter: Changing the treatment paradigm in patients with gastro esophageal reflux disease

Luigi Bonavina, Greta Saino, Davide Bona

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Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic, progressive condition in which a dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) allows gastric contents to reflux into the esophagus, pharynx, respiratory tract, and mouth. The disease is typically characterized by symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation, and can progress to the complications of erosive esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus and adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Esophageal Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Pages17-22
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788847024694, 9788847024687
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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