Thoracoscopic esophageal myotomy - a surgical technique for achalasia diffuse esophageal spasm and "nutcracker esophagus"

Charles Filipi, R. A. Hinder

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Abstract

Thoracoscopic myotomy has been performed for diffuse esophageal spasm "nutcracker esophagus" and achalasia. Technical considerations for thoracoscopic long myotomy such as trocar placement, length of myotomy, extent of myotomy distal to the gastroesophageal junction, hiatal closure, fundoplication and degree of esophageal mobilization are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-926
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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