J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;136:842
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Expert commentary: A multicenter study to define the incidence of short esophagus in surgical patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
F. Griffith Pearson, MD*
Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto—Toronto General Hospital, Mansfield, Ontario, Canada
Received for publication June 16, 2008; accepted for publication June 16, 2008.
* Address for reprints: F. Griffith Pearson, MD, University of Toronto—Toronto General Hospital, Surgery—Division of Thoracic Surgery, RR 1, Mansfield, ON L0N 1M0 Canada. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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In 1960, during a traveling fellowship in England, I met Jack Leigh Collis in Birmingham. There I was introduced to his original concept of adding a "gastroplasty" to the Collis repair for patients with extreme degrees of peptic esophagitis and stricture. Such advanced cases are rarely encountered today, but in those earlier times, there was no doubt whatsoever that such patients had a significant extent of acquired "short esophagus." Collis used a thoracoabdominal exposure and fashioned a long, 9-cm gastric tube, . . . [Full Text of this Article]
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J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2008 136: 834-841.
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