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Esophageal Calibration During Laparoscopic Fundoplication Reduces Dysphagia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nurullah Bulbuller, Antalya Training and Research Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 27, 2011
Last updated: December 28, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
Gastro esophageal reflux is the most common benign disease of the esophagus and Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication became the standard surgical treatment of this disease. Although being almost transient postoperative dysphagia is still a common complaint following this procedure. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of inserting a soft structured and blunt mounted 39 F orogastric tube to postoperative dysphagia.

Condition Intervention
Dysphagia Device: Esophageal calibration tube

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Esophageal Calibration With Soft Orogastric Tube During Laparoscopic Fundoplication Reduces Postoperative Transient Dysphagia

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Further study details as provided by Nurullah Bulbuller, Antalya Training and Research Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • dysphagia severity score [ Time Frame: one year ]
    This score system is used to assess the severity of dysphagia

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: esophageal calibration
Esophageal calibration tube was applied to this group of patients during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication operation
Device: Esophageal calibration tube
An orogastric calibration tube is inserted during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in order to secure a certain esophageal lumen for reducing postoperative dysphagia
Other Name: A.M.I.Gastric tube code: AGB 355
No Intervention: Control
Standard Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication without esophageal calibration


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Grade 3 or more esophagitis
  • Hiatal hernia larger than 3 centimeters
  • Acide suppression therapy history longer than 2 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Story of endoscopic mucosal resection for Barret's mucosa
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01501071

Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Department of 2nd General Surgery
Antalya, Turkey, 07100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Antalya Training and Research Hospital
Study Director: Nurullah Bulbuller, MD Antalya Training and Research Hospital
  More Information


Responsible Party: Nurullah Bulbuller, Clinical director, Antalya Training and Research Hospital Identifier: NCT01501071     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 001
Study First Received: December 27, 2011
Last Updated: December 28, 2011

Keywords provided by Nurullah Bulbuller, Antalya Training and Research Hospital:
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
Esophageal calibration
Postoperative dysphagia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017