Operation for achalasia

Luigi Bonavina, Alberto Peracchia

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In 1913 Heller reported the first esophageal myotomy for achalasia through a left thoracotomy. Over the years, the transabdominal approach has been extensively adopted, especially in Europe. More recently, laparoscopy has emerged as the initial intervention of choice in several institutions throughout the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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