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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 459–461 | Cite as

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
Technique

Summary

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.

Key words

Achalasia Myotomy Antireflux Surgery Laparoscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ancona
    • 1
  • A. Peracchia
    • 2
  • G. Zaninotto
    • 1
  • M. Rossi
    • 1
  • L. Bonavina
    • 2
  • A. Segalin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Istituto di Chirurgia Generale 2University of Padova School of MedicinePadovaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto de Chirurgia Generale 2University of MilanMilanoItaly

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