From January 1976 to December 1994, out of 605 patients with reflux oesophagitis, 166 (27.4%) presented with an oesophageal stricture, and 68 of these (40.9%) underwent surgical therapy. Thirteen of the 68 patients (19.1%) had an associated Barrett's oesophagus. Oesophageal manometry revealed scleroderma in nine individuals (13.2%). The stricture was undilatable in 11 patients (16.1%) observed before 1985. An oesophageal-sparing operation was performed in the majority of patients: fundoplication (n = 39), Collis gastroplasty plus fundoplication (n = 10), and total duodenal diversion (n = 4). Oesophageal resection was performed in 15 patients (22%); 12 of these individuals were operated on before 1985. The mortality rate was 4.4%: two patients died of necrosis of the interposed colon and one of acute pancreatitis. The average follow-up time was 27 months (8-136). Oesophageal-sparing procedures significantly reduced the need for further endoscopic dilatation (P <0.001). Standard fundoplication was successful in 30 out of 39 patients (77%). Reasons for a failed fundoplication were a long, hard stricture, an ineffective partial wrap in patients with unrecognized short oesophagus, or underlying scleroderma. Regression of Barrett's mucosa was not recorded with any of the conservative surgical procedures.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- Barrett's oesophagus
- reflux oesophagitis
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