A special instrument for a safe and effective laparoscopic esophageal myotomy

Riccardo Rosati, Uberto Fumagalli, Stefano Bona, Barbara Chella, Alberto Peracchia

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Abstract

The authors describe the use of particular endoscopic scissors that allow a safe and easy laparoscopic performance of Heller myotomy. Although originally designed for another use, these scissors are extremely useful for esophageal myotomy, their most important feature being the smooth and insulated protection of the lower jaw. This feature keeps the mucosa constantly away from the myotomy and allows the safe use of electrocautery, resulting in a perfect hemostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Electrocoagulation
Jaw
Hemostasis
Mucous Membrane

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Esophagus
  • Laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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A special instrument for a safe and effective laparoscopic esophageal myotomy. / Rosati, Riccardo; Fumagalli, Uberto; Bona, Stefano; Chella, Barbara; Peracchia, Alberto.

In: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, Vol. 6, No. 5, 1996, p. 385-387.

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