Title

Laparoscopic Thal Fundoplication with Gastrostomy in Children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1996

Abstract

A technique was developed to adapt the Thal fundoplication to the laparoscopic approach. Modifications include tying an umbilical tape (as a loop) around the esophagus for retraction, interrupted fundoplication sutures, and extracorporeal gastrostomy through a trocar site. This technique was completed successfully in 10 pediatric patients.

Comments

This paper was presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

DOI

10.1016/S0022-3468(96)90014-7