Esophageal resection for recurrent achalasia.

  title={Esophageal resection for recurrent achalasia.},
  author={Daniel L. Miller and Mark S. Allen and Victor F. Trastek and Claude Deschamps and Peter C. Pairolero},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={922-5; discussion 925-6}
BACKGROUND This study examined esophageal resection as treatment for recurrence or treatment complications of achalasia. METHODS From 1976 through 1992, 37 patients (20 men and 17 women) underwent esophageal resection after initial surgical treatment for achalasia. The median age was 56 years (range, 19 to 84 years). Initial surgical treatment consisted of modified Heller myotomy in 28 patients, combined myotomy and antireflux procedure in 6, and antireflux procedure alone in 3. Twenty-six… CONTINUE READING