Monday, December 19, 2011

An antireflux procedure was performed to prevent postoperative reflux. A posterior (Toupet) hemifundoplication was used in patients with a modestly dilated esophagus. And anterior (Dor) fundoplication was used with the most dilated esophagi, because a posterior fundoplication appeared to cause a relative outlet obstruction by excessively angling the gastroesophageal junction anteriorly.

I'm betting on the Toupet. My esophagus was hardly dilated at all in barium swallow.

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