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Medical Term:

Collis-Nissen fundoplication

Pronunciation: kol'is nis'in

Definition: operation for fundoplication in the presence of a shortened esophagus; the esophagus is lengthened by tubular stapling of the gastric cardia, and the fundoplication is then performed around this neo-esophagus.

Synonym(s): Collis-Belsey fundoplication, Collis-Belsey procedure

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