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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Surgical Association Republic of China|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Laparoscopic surgery
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