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A 48-page chapter by Lucius Hill addressing surgical techniques of hiatal hernia and reflux esophagitis surgery make it clear that gastroesophageal reflux is the major topic addressed in this book. The preface proclaims the text concerned with "patients with disorders of the esophagus" presented from both medical and surgical perspectives. The book, however, does not consider a wide range of medical conditions of the esophagus such as connective tissue diseases, neurologic diseases, diabetes, aging, in this era of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), infectious diseases.
Surgical approaches to diseases of the esophagus form the core of the book, which starts
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The Esophagus: Medical and Surgical Management. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:686-687. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-8-686_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(8):686-687.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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