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Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective

   
Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Procedure News
Published: Thursday, 4-Nov-2004
Found at:
http://www.news-medical.net/?id=6096

  
 


According to a study published in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, more than 60 percent of the children who received surgical fundoplication to control gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had recurring symptoms of the disease months following surgery.

The procedure is the third most common major surgical procedure performed in children. Overall, fundoplication as a treatment for GERD in children needs further evaluation.

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