Laryngopharyngeal reflux: diagnosis, treatment and latest research

G. L. Falk, S. J. Vivian

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    Abstract

    Aim: A review of the recent changes in understanding of laryngopharyngeal and extra-oesophageal reflux symptoms. Method: Literature search over 7 years (2008–2015) and relevant historical cited articles. Results: Modern investigation more clearly shows a subgroup of patients with intermittent full column oesophago-gastric-reflux-causing symptoms. Multiple other sites in the lung, head and neck may also be implicated in the reflux disease process. Conclusion: Understanding of extra-oesophageal reflux symptomology is evolving. New equipment and techniques suggest further areas of research, and as yet effective therapy remains elusive for some.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-91
    Number of pages18
    JournalEuropean Surgery
    Volume48
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

    Keywords

    • laryngopharyngeal reflux
    • gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • laparoscopic fundoplication

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