We performed left thoracoscopic esophagomyotomy in four patients suffering from achalasia cardiac. In one patients the esophageal mucosa was opened during the myotomy. This was sutured through thoracoscopy and the per os feeding of the patient started on the 8th postoperative day, while in the other three patients this was done on the 2nd postoperative day. The mean emission of the patients was on the 6th postoperative day. Comparison of the status before and 6 weeks following the operation was done on the basis of results of different examinations i. e. x-ray, esophago-gastroscopy, manometry, pH-metry, isotope test. The favourable results of the operations were declared as all examinations revealed marked improvement and all patients have better swallow function and 6-9 kg increase in body weight.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 5 1997|
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