Postmyotomy dysphagia after laparoscopic surgery for achalasia

Yutaka Shiino, Ziad T. Awad, Gleb R. Haynatzki, Richard E. Davis, Ronald A. Hinder, Charles Filipi

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Aim: To determine predictive factors for postoperative dysphagia after laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia. Methods: Logistic regression was used to investigate the possible association between the response (postoperative dysphagia, with two levels: none/mild and moderate/severe) and several plausible predictive factors. Results: Eight patients experienced severe or moderate postoperative dysphagia. The logistic regression revealed that only the severity of preoperative dysphagia (with four levels: mild, moderate, severe, and liquid) was a marginally significant (P=0.0575) predictive factor for postoperative dysphagia. Conclusion: The severity of postoperative dysphagia is strongly associated with preoperative dysphagia. Preoperative symptomatology can significantly impact patient outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1131
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 15 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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    Shiino, Y., Awad, Z. T., Haynatzki, G. R., Davis, R. E., Hinder, R. A., & Filipi, C. (2003). Postmyotomy dysphagia after laparoscopic surgery for achalasia. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 9(5), 1129-1131.