gastroplication


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gastroplication

[¦ga·strō·plə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
An operation for relief of chronic dilation of the stomach by suturing a large horizontal fold in the stomach wall.
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Two adolescents, who did not respond to lifestyle changes, including dietary intervention and physical exercise in combination with medical therapy, underwent robotic-assisted gastroplication.
Gastroplication was performed using the Robotic surgery Da Vinci system ([R]) (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA) with an 8.5 mm scope and two 5-mm operative trocars.
At this point based on the limited data and lack of long-term outcomes, both the Stretta and endoluminal gastroplication techniques are included for historical perspective and context.
Swain, "Endoluminal gastroplication in children with significant gastro-oesophageal reflux disease," Gut, vol.