Heller laparoscopic esophagomyotomy with anterior fundoplication in the treatment of achalasia: A case report

W. Z. Wang, M. T. Huang, I. R. Lai, P. L. Wei, W. Y. Wang, W. J. Lee

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Achalasia is the most frequently diagnosed primary esophageal motility disorder. It is a disease of unknown etiology, characterized clinically by slow progressive dysphagia for liquids and solids in the absence of an anatomical lesion. Traditionally, balloon dilation or open esophagomyotomy has been the treatment of choice. The present study reports the case of a 53-year-old woman in whom achalasia was corrected through a laparoscope with a Heller myotomy combined with a Dor antireflex procedure. The patient had a prompt course of recovery and returned to normal activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Association Republic of China
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Achalasia
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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