Surgical management of achalasia

John Hunter, W. S. Richardson

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Abstract

Although achalasia is not a common illness in the United States and Europe, there continues to be a need for surgical therapy for treatment. Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and partial fundoplication has, for the most part, replaced open surgery (abdominal or thoracic) as the surgical treatment of choice. In order to perform this procedure well, one must select patients carefully, evaluate them fully, and adhere to the technical principles required to achieve consistently good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1015
Number of pages23
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Esophageal Achalasia
Fundoplication
Thorax
Therapeutics

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Surgical management of achalasia. / Hunter, John; Richardson, W. S.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 77, No. 5, 1997, p. 993-1015.

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Hunter, John ; Richardson, W. S. / Surgical management of achalasia. In: Surgical Clinics of North America. 1997 ; Vol. 77, No. 5. pp. 993-1015.
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