• This report deals with 25 failed Nissen operations. A method of classifying the type of failure is presented. Manometric studies document disordered motor activity in ten of these patients with return to normal activity after rerepair. With these difficult patients, intraoperative manometrics allowed a satisfactory antireflux barrier to be created with posterior gastropexy. Good to excellent results were achieved in 22 of 24 patients. A search of the world literature is presented with complications ranging from the well-known "gas-bloat" syndrome to potentially lethal fistulas.
(Arch Surg 114:542-548, 1979)
Hill LD, Ilves R, Stevenson JK, Pearson JM. Reoperation for Disruption and Recurrence After Nissen Fundoplication. Arch Surg. 1979;114(4):542-548. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370280196033