Laparoscopic Thal Fundoplication in Children: A Prospective 10- to 15-Year Follow-up Study Mauritz, Femke A.; van Herwaarden-Lindeboom, Maud Y. A.; Zwaveling, Sander; More Mauritz, Femke A.; van Herwaarden-Lindeboom, Maud Y. A.; Zwaveling, Sander; Houwen, Roderick H. J.; Siersema, Peter D.; van der Zee, David C. Less Annals of Surgery. 259(2):388-393, February 2014. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Long-term (10–15 years) efficacy was evaluated in a prospectively followed cohort of 57 pediatric patients who had undergone laparoscopic antireflux surgery (ARS). After 10 to 15 years, 43% of patients had reflux symptoms and pathological reflux on 24-hour pH monitoring. Therefore, routine long-term follow-up must be implemented after ARS.