Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Can Be Used As Primary Therapy for Esophageal Achalasia Regardless of Age

@article{Salvador2013LaparoscopicHM,
  title={Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Can Be Used As Primary Therapy for Esophageal Achalasia Regardless of Age},
  author={Renato Salvador and Mario Costantini and Francesco Cavallin and Lisa Zanatta and Elena Finotti and Cristina Longo and Loredana Nicoletti and Giovanni Capovilla and Romeo Bardini and Giovanni Zaninotto},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={106-112}
}
Laparoscopic Heller-Dor surgery is the current treatment of choice for patients with esophageal achalasia, but elderly patients are generally referred for less invasive treatments (pneumatic dilations or botulinum toxin injections). To assess the effect of age on the surgical outcome of patients receiving laparoscopic Heller-Dor as primary treatment. Demographic and clinical findings were prospectively collected on patients undergoing laparoscopic Heller-Dor from 1992 to 2012. Patients were… CONTINUE READING