We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.

You must be logged in to watch this video. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!

Reoperation for symptomatic intrathoracic migration of a fundoplication: valve repositioning and reinforced crural repair

B Dallemagne, MD S Perretta, MD, PhD LL Swanström, MMD, FACS, FASGE, FRCSEng (Hon) J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2014;14(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4175

Ask a question to the author

You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
  • 1674
  • 44
  • 2014-05-07
Share it
Intrathoracic migration of the fundoplication is one of the most common causes of failure after antireflux surgery. When the patient develops symptoms related to the volume of intramediastinal hernia, the only option is to reoperate. Such redos are complex and necessitate a thorough and painstaking approach to the potential underlying mechanisms causing intrathoracic migration, namely the length of the esophagus and cruroplasty.