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Definitions

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  • n. An operation in which the gastric fundus (upper part) of the stomach is wrapped, or plicated, around the lower end of the esophagus and stitched in place, reinforcing the closing function of the lower esophageal sphincter. The esophageal hiatus is also narrowed down by sutures to prevent or treat concurrent hiatal hernia, in which the fundus slides up through the enlarged esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.

Etymologies

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From fundus and plication.

Examples

  • The authors of the report looked at three categories of treatment: medications; a type of surgery known as fundoplication, often done laparoscopically; and fundoplication done using an endoscope, or lighted tube, to guide surgeons.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • GORD can be treated by changes to diet and acid suppression tablets, but in the most severe cases, doctors go for a surgical operation called a fundoplication, which involves wrapping part of the stomach around the lower part of the gullet.

    Analysis

  • This is why fundoplication (for reflux disease) may be called a “laparoscopic Nissen” or “laparoscopic Toupet” procedure.

    Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • To alleviate the GERD, Simone underwent another operation on October 20 – a Nissen fundoplication.

    CDH — Spence

  • A preventable complication after Nissen fundoplication.

    CHOP pediatric surgery publications

  • On November 11, she underwent a Nissen fundoplication, surgery that wraps the upper part of the stomach around the esophagus and sews it in place to help prevent food from refluxing up.

    Laura's CDH story

  • Nissen fundoplication, and that is an option even for somebody who doesn't like to take medicine -- and that is an option to have that done, instead of being treated with medication.

    Press Briefing By Administration On Presidential Physical

  • There was much less information on a third treatment, which is essentially fundoplication done using an endoscope.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • What we're left with is two compelling treatments for GERD fundoplication and medication, which have similar efficacy.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • There were fewer studies on fundoplication than on drugs but the studies that were done "suggested that for some patients, surgery did help control some of their symptoms a little bit better but in general didn't allow them to completely stop taking medications," Kato said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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  • Blecch. Done.

    December 11, 2008

  • File under "Worse than it sounds."

    December 11, 2008