Laparoscopic Stapled Cardioplasty: room for improvement

P W Hamer, E A Griffiths, P G Devitt, D I Watson, S K Thompson

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    In 2013, we described our technique for laparoscopic stapled cardioplasty for end-stage achalasia alongside promising early results. Since then, our enthusiasm for this procedure has been dampened with four of five patients now having progressed to, or considering, esophagectomy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1078-1079
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Issue number5
    Early online date2 Feb 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


    • Laparoscopy
    • cardioplasty
    • dysphagia
    • reflux


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