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Results of the Fundic Patch Operation for Achalasia of the Esophagus

  • M. Watanabe
  • M. Kondo
  • S. Ogawa
  • R. Nakamura
  • N. Nishinari
  • Y. Sugimura
  • S. Mori
Conference paper

Abstract

A total of 133 patients with achalasia, benign stricture, and varices of the esophagus have had the fundic patch operation [1] in our department since 1966. In the literature Heller’s modifications have been widely accepted as the treatment of choice. However, surgery of achalasia still results in postoperative complications, especially with regard to long-term results [2]. The aim of the present study was to report postoperative results involving follow-up in achalasia patients through quantitative assessments.

Keywords

Peristaltic Wave Benign Stricture Achalasia Patient Gastric Pressure Sigmoid Type 
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References

  1. 1.
    Hatafuku T, Maki T, Thal AP (1972) Fundic patch operation in the treatment of advanced achalasia of the esophagus. Surg Gynecol Obstet 134:617–624PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jara FM, Toledo-Pereyra LH, Lewis JW, Magilligan DJ (1979) Long-term results of esopha-gomyotomy for achalasia of esophagus. Arch Surg 114:935–936PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Watanabe
    • 1
  • M. Kondo
    • 1
  • S. Ogawa
    • 1
  • R. Nakamura
    • 1
  • N. Nishinari
    • 1
  • Y. Sugimura
    • 1
  • S. Mori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery IIwate Medical University School of MedicineMorioka 020Japan

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