Arts, J.; Tack, J.; Gamiche, J. P.
August 2004
Gut;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p1207
Academic Journal
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common chronic disorder that has severe impact on quality of life. Moreover, GORD may also cause reflux oesophagitis and sometimes severe complications, such as ulceration, strictures, Barrett's mucosa, and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. Laparoscopic fundoplication is often proposed as an alternative and more definitive option, especially in young patients, because it is intended to cure the disorder and the laparoscopic approach makes surgery more acceptable.


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