gas-bloat syndrome

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gas-bloat syndrome

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Definition The inability to vomit and/or de-gas after Nissen fundoplication for reflux oesophagitis, a common* complication of the Nissen repair for hiatal hernia, a procedure that corrects most gastro-oesophageal reflux–GERD/GORD. The bloating is attributed to vagal injury.

*Affects 1% to 85% patients, depending on diagnostic criteria 

Synonym Post-fundoplication syndrome

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissen_fundoplication  

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