The authors report the preliminary results of a prospective study in 30 patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. The aim was to assess the efficacy of anoriginal device designed to augment the lower oesophageal sphincter barrier using magnetic force. The device was placed laparoscopically around the oesophagogastric junction, at the level of the z line identified by intraoperative endoscopy. Transient dysphagia not requiring any treatment was recorded in 45% of patients. At 3 months postoperatively, the GORD-HRQL score was fond to be significantly decreased from 24.4 to 2.2 (p < 0.001) and the DeMeester score was normalised in 80% of patients. At one year follow-up, 100% of patients were off proton pump inhibitors, and 70% of them had a normal DeMeester score. All patients preserved the ability to belch.
|Titolo:||Sfintere esofageo magnetico nel trattamento della malattia da reflusso gastroesofageo. Risultati di uno studio prospettico|
|Autori interni:||BONAVINA, LUIGI (Ultimo)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|