Modified Oesophago-Gastric Dissociation (M-OGD) — a technical modification

Coletta, R ORCID:, Mussi, E, Bianchi, A and Morabito, A 2021, 'Modified Oesophago-Gastric Dissociation (M-OGD) — a technical modification' , Updates in Surgery, 73 (2) , pp. 775-778.

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Adhesions and fibrosis following failed primary surgery for severe gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in neurologically impaired children (NI) can render mobilization of the lower oesophagus and oesophago-jejunal anastomosis a technically demanding exercise both at open surgery and laparoscopy. This paper presents the Modified Oesophago-Gastric Dissociation (M-OGD) as a less complex technical modification of the original Total Oesophago-Gastric Dissociation (TOGD). The stomach is detached from the oesophago-gastric junction with an articulated 5-mm stapler, leaving a 5-mm strip of stomach attached to the oesophagus. An end-to-side isoperistaltic oesophago-jejunostomy is created between the gastric stump and the isoperistaltic jejunal Roux loop. A jejuno-jejunal anastomosis restores bowel continuity. Between May 2018 and February 2020, M-OGD was performed on 3 NI patients with a weight of 9–27.3 kg (median = 14 kg). Median age at surgery was 60 months (18–180), median surgical time 170 min (146–280), median re-feeding time was 3 days (2–5), and median length of stay was 20 days (11–25). All patients healed primarily and after a median follow-up of 3 months, there were no problems related to the oesophago-jejunal anastomosis. M-OGD reduces the difficulties of redo oesophageal surgery following failed anti-reflux procedures, with a safer oesophago-jejunal anastomosis and a good long-term outcome.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Updates in Surgery
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2038-131X
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 10:07
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 06:28

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