Lee, G.; Hindmarsh, A.; Rhodes, M.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA61
Academic Journal
The article focuses on how the omission of nasogastric tube placement following uncomplicated laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication reduces hospital stay. The use of nasogastric tubes routinely in patients undergoing abdominal operations is associated with increased morbidity. Nasogastric tube placement for at least 24 hours following laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is common practice. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of this on duration of inpatient stay. Patients in whom nasogastric tube replacement had been omitted following uncomplicated Nissen fundoplication have a significantly reduced duration of hospital stay.


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