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|Title:||Laparoscopic stapled cardioplasty for end-stage achalasia|
|Citation:||Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2013; 17(5):997-1001|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Svience Inc|
|Ewen A. Griffiths, Peter G. Devitt, Glyn G. Jamieson, Jennifer C. Myers, Sarah K. Thompson|
|Abstract:||<h4>Introduction</h4>The standard of care for achalasia is laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy. This procedure achieves satisfactory and long-standing results in over 85 % of patients. However, in 10-15 % of patients, esophageal function will progressively deteriorate, and up to 5 % will develop end-stage achalasia. Options in these difficult patients are limited, and include redo cardiomyotomy, repeat dilatation, and in severe cases, esophagectomy.<h4>Methods</h4>In this report, we describe an alternate approach, a cardioplasty, which was originally described by Heyrovsky in 1913.<h4>Results</h4>The development of an angulated stapling device now makes this operation feasible by a laparoscopic approach.<h4>Conclusion</h4>This report highlights our technique for laparoscopic cardioplasty in patients with end-stage achalasia.|
|Keywords:||Achalasia; Laparoscopic cardioplasty; Redo cardiomyotomy|
|Rights:||© 2012 The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery publications|
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