Laparoscopic approach to esophageal achalasia

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Abstract

Certain technical details are considered important to ease the laparoscopic performance of a Heller myotomy combined with a Dor antireflux procedure for esophageal achalasia. A special emphasis is given to intraoperative esophagoscopy combined with a mild balloon distension of the esophagogastric junction. These maneuvers prove helpful in identifying the esophagogastric region, easing the myotomy, and controlling its completeness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume169
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Surgery

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