Previous studies have shown that encircling of the esophagogastric junction by a semiabsorbable scarf effectively prevents gastroesophageal reflux. The present study was performed to assess the long-term safety and biocompatibility of this type of scarf. The semiabsorbable scarf was implanted into 20 dogs either laparoscopically or via laparotomy. Pre- and post-operatively, contrast radiography, esophageal manometry, and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were performed. No cases of perforation, stricture formation or other adverse effects were found after 1 and 2 years. It is concluded that the new type of scarf is without any adverse side-effects. Functional evaluation in reflux patients appears to be warranted.
|Titolo:||Experimental evaluation of the safety and biocompatibility of a new antireflux prosthesis|
BONAVINA, LUIGI (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1046/j.1442-2050.2000.00103.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|