Long-term outcomes confirm the superior efficacy of extended Heller myotomy with Toupet fundoplication for achalasia

@article{Wright2006LongtermOC,
  title={Long-term outcomes confirm the superior efficacy of extended Heller myotomy with Toupet fundoplication for achalasia},
  author={Andrew S. Wright and C. W. Williams and Carlos A. Pellegrini and Brant Kurt Oelschlager},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={713-718}
}
The standard Heller myotomy (SM) for achalasia extends 1 to 2 cm on to the stomach. The authors perform an extended myotomy (EM) (>3 cm) with the goal of reducing postoperative dysphagia. This study examines the long-term efficacy and durability of EM compared with SM. Patients with achalasia who underwent a laparoscopic Heller myotomy were identified from a prospective database that includes symptom evaluation and results of esophageal functional studies. From September 1994 to August 1998… CONTINUE READING

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For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
For the treatment of achalasia , EM with Toupet fundoplication provides excellent durable dysphagia relief that is superior to SM with Dor fundoplication .
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