volume 28, issue suppl 1, P36-38 2015
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-6720201500s100011
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Abstract: Background : Obesity is correlated with several comorbidities, including gastroesophageal reflux disease. Its main complications are detectable by endoscopy: erosive esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus. Aim: To correlate erosive esophagitis and hiatal hernia with the degree of body mass index (BMI). Method: Was performed a retrospective analysis of 717 preoperative endoscopic reports of bariatric patients. Fifty-six (8%) presented hiatal hernia, being 44 small, nine medium and five large. Esophagitis was clas…

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