Surgical treatment of spastic conditions of the esophagus

P. J. McBride, R. A. Hinder, Charles Filipi, F. Raiser, N. Katada, R. J. Lund

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Primary esophageal motility disorders include achalasia, diffuse and segmental esophageal spasm, nutcracker esophagus and hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. Failed medical therapy frequently precedes the presentation of these patients for surgical intervention. Both laparoscopic and thoracoscopic techniques have been developed to successfully treat these spastic disorders of the esophagus. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic operative techniques are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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