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Heller miotomy

S Bonventre, M Frazzetta, M Lucania, F Frazzetta, A S Sciortino, D Sammartano, G Vetri, G Di Gesù
INTRODUCTION: The authors report their experience about the intraoperative manometry in the achalasia surgical treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have considered 239 patients with achalasia observed from 1994 to 2006; only 79 continued the path diagnostic therapeutic and 31 underwent Heller longitudinal miotomy, with Dor anti-reflux plastic in 25 patients and in 6 Nissen anti-reflux plastic. In 24 we performed the intraoperative manometry (MI) recording the high pressure areas...
August 2008: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
R Vecchio, F Palazzo, F Di Franco, M Arcerito, A Consoli, S Latteri
The Authors report their experience on 76 patients managed for oesophageal achalasia from 1973-1997. 65 patients have been surgically treated with Heller miotomy (19 cases) or miotomy with antireflux procedures (46 cases); 11 patients underwent an endoscopic pneumatic dilation. 54 patients, 43 surgically and 11 endoscopically treated, have been followed for a mean length of time of 6 years and 6 months. Complete cure or significant improvement of symptoms have been noted in 86% and 72.7% of patients treated respectively with surgery or pneumatic dilatation...
August 1999: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
F P Mattioli, N Pandolfo, L Spigno, P L Bozzano, U Tassone
From 1962 to 1992 sixtythree patients with esophageal achalasia underwent primary surgical treatment. The intervention performed was a cardiomiotomy according to Heller in 20 patients (Group A), a cardiomiotomy according to Heller with anti-reflux procedure according to Lortat-Jacob in 12 patients (Group B), a cardiomiotomy according to Heller with fundoplicatio according to Dor in 31 patients (Group C). Preoperative study was performed by radiological evaluation in patients of Group A, while patients of Group B and Group C were submitted also to endoscopy and esophageal manometry...
September 1995: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
G Zaninotto, M Anselmino, M Costantini, C Boccù, S Merigliano, M Rossi, E Ancona
Extramucosal myotomy involving the external longitudinal and internal circular layers of the musculature of the esophagus represent the surgical therapy in patients with dysphagia and regurgitation or with angina-like chest pain secondary to functional abnormalities of the musculature of the esophagel body and sphincters. Surgery has a palliative function, because cures symptoms and complication such a diverticula, but not the disease. Modern surgical techniques also prevent recurrence of symptoms and complications are minimal with better long-term results than conservative therapy...
September 1995: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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