Omitting of bougie appears to be safe for the performance of the fundal wrap at laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

Velidedeoglu M., Arikan A. E. , Zengin K.

MINERVA CHIRURGICA, vol.68, no.5, pp.523-527, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA CHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-527


Aim. Some operative techniques in fundoplication seem to increase the incidence of obstructive symptoms. Some authors believe that using intraesophageal bougie and preparing a short and floppy valve in laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication will help to decrease any possible tight crus repair and wrap and so it is effective to decrease the prevalence of postoperative dysphagia. The aim of this study is to show that there is no absolute benefit of routine insertion of a bougie during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in relation to post-operative dysphagia.