Comparison of thoracoscopic and laproscopic esophagomyotomy with fundoplication for primary motility disorders.

@article{Champion1999ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of thoracoscopic and laproscopic esophagomyotomy with fundoplication for primary motility disorders.},
  author={J. Kenneth Champion and N. Delisle and Tamara S Hunt},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 Suppl 1},
  pages={S34-6}
}
OBJECTIVES With the introduction of videoscopic techniques, controversy has arisen whether a thoracoscopic or laproscopic approach is indicated for the surgical management of symptomatic primary motility disorders. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of the two techniques performed by one group. METHODS Between 1995 and 1997, 78 patients (42 female, 36 males: ages 21-86; mean 53 years) underwent a videoscopic esophagomyotomy with fundoplication via a thoracic (12) or abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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