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Type: Journal article
Title: Laparoscopic stapled cardioplasty for end-stage achalasia
Author: Griffiths, E.
Devitt, P.
Jamieson, G.
Myers, J.
Thompson, S.
Citation: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2013; 17(5):997-1001
Publisher: Elsevier Svience Inc
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1091-255X
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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
RMID: 0020128123
DOI: 10.1007/s11605-012-2111-3
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