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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