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There is one particular group of patients in whom it is difficult to give firm advice. These patients, often elderly, have severe oesophagitis macroscopically and histologically 52 Ulcer and Non-Ulcer Oyspepsias but are symptom-free. There is little evidence that H 2-antagonists prevent stricture formation unless there is mucosal healing. However surgery is difficult to recommend as the patients are frail and asymptomatic. It seems best to manage the stricture, should it occur, by endoscopic dilatation and to try and promote healing of the oesophageal mucosa by medical means.

And Gamer, A. (l984). Measurement of gastric and duodenal mucus gel thickness. , Silen, W. and Tumberg, L. A. ) Mechanisms of mucosa protection in the upper gastrointestinal tract. 215-219. (New York: Raven Press) 12. Flemstrom, G. and Gamer, A. (1982). Gastroduodenal HCO l trans- 24 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Ulcer and Non-Ulcer Oyspepsias port: characteristics and proposed role in acidity regulation and mucosal protection by the normal human stomach in vivo.

There is however a significant failure rate ranging from less than 10% to 40%, depending on the definition of failure and the length of followUp50. Moreover in some series up to a third of patients are not satisfied with the results; new symptoms can result from the operation including dysphagia, bloating and inability to vomit and belch (,gas-bloat syndrome')22. The corollary of this is that two thirds of patients are helped by surgery when the medical therapy has failed. Nevertheless dissatisfaction with the results of Nissen fundoplication has led to a search for new techniques.

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