BACKGROUND: Around 70% of children with neurodisability (ND) present pharyngeal neuromuscular incoordination and severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
METHODS: This is a pilot study with the Robotic-assisted minimally invasive total esophagogastric dissociation (TOGD).
RESULTS: We included 4 patients, 2 males and 2 females, with ND and severe GORD refractory to medical treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacological management of GORD is often unsuccessful and antireflux surgery is common, but it has a high failure rate with symptom recurrence, requiring re-do surgery. TOGD is a good option for these patients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
- Digestive System Surgical Procedures
- Gastroesophageal Reflux
- Nervous System Diseases
- Pilot Projects
- Robotic Surgical Procedures
- Case Reports
- Journal Article