The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 6, Issue 10, pp 954–961

Gastropexy and “Fundoplication” in surgical treatment of hiatal hernia

  • R. Nissen

DOI: 10.1007/BF02231426

Cite this article as:
Nissen, R. Digest Dis Sci (1961) 6: 954. doi:10.1007/BF02231426


The rationale and indications for gastropexy plus fundoplication in the surgical treatment of esophageal hiatal hernia are discussed. This intervention—considerably simpler than any method used hitherto—also appears to produce satisfactory long-term results.

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© Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Nissen
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Surgical ClinicUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland