Heller laparoscopic cardiomyotomy with antireflux anterior fundoplication (Dor) in the treatment of esophageal achalasia

E. Ancona, A. Peracchia, G. Zaninotto, M. Rossi, L. Bonavina, A. Segalin

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Abstract

The technique of Heller laparoscopic myotomy with associated Dor anterior fundoplication for the treatment of esophageal achalasia is described. This operation was performed on three patients with clinical, radiologic, and manometric diagnoses of achalasia. Complete relief of dysphagia and modifications of radiological and manometric patterns were achieved in all patients 1 month after surgery. Laparoscopic treatment of achalasia is technically feasible, reduces surgical trauma, and may be considered a valid alternative to open surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Antireflux
  • Laparoscopy
  • Myotomy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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