La dysphagie après chirurgie du reflux gastro-œsophagien
Dysphagia following antireflux surgery
Dysphagia is a notable side effect of antireflux surgery. Beside the transient immediate postoperative dysphagia, the persistent dysphagia significantly alters the postoperative patients’ quality of life. Systematic reviews suggest that persistent severe dysphagia necessitating invasive therapeutic measures occur in nearly 5% of cases. This paper analyses both preoperative and technical factors of dysphagia from an evidence based perspective. Treatment is based on balloon dilatation when there is no abnormal finding regarding the wrap, otherwise re-operation is necessary.
dysphagia, fundoplication, gastroesophageal reflux (GORD), laparoscopy