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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 28, 2019; 25(48): 6876-6879
Published online Dec 28, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i48.6876
Wrap choice during fundoplication
Simon R Bramhall, Moustafa M Mourad
Simon R Bramhall, Department of Surgery, The County Hospital, Hereford HR1 2ER, United Kingdom
Moustafa M Mourad, Department of Surgery, Worcester Royal Infirmary, Worcester WR5 1DD, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Bramhall SR and Mourad MM contributed to concept of manuscript, manuscript review, accuracy check; Bramhall SR wrote the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Neither Dr. Bramhall or Dr. Mourad has nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Simon R Bramhall, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg), Attending Doctor, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford HR1 2ER, United Kingdom. simon.bramhall@wvt.nhs.uk
Received: October 21, 2019
Peer-review started: October 21, 2019
First decision: November 26, 2019
Revised: December 3, 2019
Accepted: December 22, 2019
Article in press: December 22, 2019
Published online: December 28, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: The type of wrap chosen during a laparoscopic fundoplication will be decided by the surgeon but the evidence suggests that an anterior wrap is associated with less complications than a full posterior wrap and gives just as good control of reflux.