Laparoscopic Thal Fundoplication with Gastrostomy in Children
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.
Martinez-Frontanilla, L. A.,
Sartorelli, K. H.,
Haase, G. M.,
& Meagher, D. P.
(1996). Laparoscopic Thal Fundoplication with Gastrostomy in Children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 31 (2), 275-276.