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Digestive Disorders

Cricomyotomy side effect

04/09/2008

Question:

I had this surgery two years ago and occasionally have water brash but no GERD. Is this a side effect from having the crico muscle split?

Answer:

I am not sure what you mean by water brash, however, cricomyotomy should not lead to increase reflux since this is a result of the lower esophageal sphincter.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati