Complicated Nissen fundoplication

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Dysphagia to solid and fluid. History of previous gastric surgery

Patient Data

Age: 35 years old
Gender: Male

Gastric fundal defect which is consistent with Nissen fundoplication. Distal esophageal stricture and mild proximal esophageal dilatation.

Annotated image

Fundoplication measures >2 cm

Case Discussion

Nissen fundoplication is an antireflux surgery used for resistant cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Long and tight fundoplication is a complication of Nissen operation and the cause for patient's achalasia-like symptoms. Normal fundoplication measures no more than 2 cm in length.

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Case information

rID: 35704
Published: 17th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: barium
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