Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia and Diffuse Esophageal Spasm: Surgical Legacy Technique
Open esophagomyotomy has largely been supplanted by laparoscopic myotomy (see Chap. 26). It is still sometimes indicated when the extent of disease is greater than can be addressed through the abdominal approach. This chapter describes the technique for the classic Heller myotomy, performed through the left chest.
KeywordsMethylene Blue Distal Esophagus Esophagogastric Junction Heller Myotomy Esophageal Dilatation
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