Ten to 20-year clinical results after short esophagomyotomy without an antireflux procedure (modified Heller operation) for esophageal achalasia.

@article{Ellis1992TenT2,
  title={Ten to 20-year clinical results after short esophagomyotomy without an antireflux procedure (modified Heller operation) for esophageal achalasia.},
  author={F. Henry Ellis and Edward Watkins and Samantha P Gibb and Gerald J. Heatley},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={86-9; discussion 90}
}
To determine the long-term clinical results after modified esophagomyotomy without an antireflux procedure for esophageal achalasia, the status of all patients undergoing this operation with a minimum follow-up time of 10 years was reviewed; 81 such patients were operated on between January 1970 and January 1981. Thirteen patients were lost to follow-up review permitting clinical evaluation during the past year of 68 patients (84%) observed for a median of 13.6 years. Fifty-nine patients (87… CONTINUE READING

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