J Gastrointest Surg 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, School of Medicine, Clinica Chirurgica 3, Azienda Ospedale Università di Padova, Padova, Italy.
Background: The treatment of esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJOO) currently mirrors that of achalasia, but this is based on only a few studies on small case series. The aim of this prospective, controlled study was to assess the outcome of laparoscopic Heller-Dor (LHD) in patients with EGJOO, as compared with patients with esophageal achalasia.
Materials And Methods: Between 2016 and 2019, patients with manometric diagnosis of idiopathic EGJOO and patients with radiological stage I achalasia, both treated with LHD, were compared. Read More