Table 1 - Laparoscopic versus open fundoplication results of four randomized controlled trials

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Surgical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease

Renee C. Minjarez and Blair A. Jobe

GI Motility online (2006)


First authorYearFollow-up periodPostoperative dysphagiaDeMeester score or median acid exposure timesLower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP) (mmHg)

NR, not reported.

Chrysos E, Tsiaoussis J, Athanasakis E, Zoras O, Vassilakis JS, Xynos E. Laparoscopic vs open approach for Nissen fundoplication. A comparative study. Surg Endosc 2002;16(12):1679–1684. Epub 2002 May 3.

Nilsson G, Wenner J, Larsson S, Johnsson F. Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux.Br J Surg 2004;91(5):552–559.

Chrysos200212 months11 (22%)13 (23%)11 plusminus 512 plusminus 425 plusminus 726 plusminus 7
Ackroyd25200412 months9 (23%)11 (26%)0.1% (0–5.5)0.4% (0–7.3)NRNR
Nilsson20045 years5/23 (22%)7/17 (41%)NormalNormal1715