Effects of circular myotomy on the healing of esophageal suture anastomosis: an experimental study.

@article{Tannuri1999EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of circular myotomy on the healing of esophageal suture anastomosis: an experimental study.},
  author={Uenis Tannuri and Ana Cristina Aoun Tannuri and M F Fukutaki and M do S de Oliveira and Valiria Marques Figueira Muoio and Alfonso Ara{\'u}jo Massaguer},
  journal={Revista do Hospital das Clinicas},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
For esophageal reconstruction in newborns with esophageal atresia, esophageal reunion with an end-to-end anastomosis is the ideal procedure, although it may result in leaks and strictures due to tension on the suture line, mainly in cases with a wide gap between the ends. Circular myotomy (Livaditis' procedure) is the best method to elongate the proximal esophageal pouch and reduce anastomotic tension. This experimental investigation in dogs was undertaken to attempt to verify that circular… CONTINUE READING