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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 January-February;54(1-2):57-66
Diagnosis and therapy of dysphagic disorders of LES
Tosato F., Vasapollo L., Passaro U., Schocchera F., Carnevale L., Tosato M., Paolini A., Fegiz G.
Primary motor disorders of LES causing dysphagia consist in cardial achalasia and intermedius motor disorder (IMD), the last one different from achalasia because of normal motor pattern of the esophageal body. In this paper diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are examined according to an experience of 94 surgically treated cases (22 rioperations for surgical failures). Cardial dilatation as treatment of choice is recognized only for IMD in which a normal peristaltic behaviour of the esophagus can avoid the high danger of GER. Surgical procedure, now laparoscopically performed, consisting in Heller's myotomy+Dor partial fundoplication is to be preferred in cases of true achalasia.