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  • Myotomy-First Approach to Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticula. [Journal Article]
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2019; 29(6):726-729Westcott CJ, O'Connor S, … Farrell TM
  • CONCLUSIONS: The laparoscopic myotomy-first approach reduces risk and unnecessary surgery. A laparoscopic Heller myotomy and partial fundoplication provide excellent resolution of symptoms for most, whereasonly a few will need a staged resection of the diverticulum.
  • [Current Treatment of Achalasia 2019]. [Review]
    Zentralbl Chir 2019; 144(2):163-170von Rahden BHA
  • Treatment of primary idopathic achalasia, the most common of the rare oesophageal motility disorders, is currently changing. The therapeutic priciple of Heller's myotomy is increasingly accepted as standard. In 1913, the German surgeon Ernst Heller described the cardiomyotomy named after him, faciliating excellent symptom control. Meta-analyses of randomised trials (level 1A evidence) demonstrate…
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum infection associated with achalasia. [Case Reports]
    Tunis Med 2018; 96(5):311-313Bouchentouf R
  • The association achalasia and non tuberculous Mycobacteria lung infection is described in the literature. Most of the time Mycobacterium Fortuitum is responsible of aspiration pneumonia that didn't respond to usual antibiotic therapy. We report a new case about a 15 year-old woman with Allgrove's syndrome history. The chest imaging showed a right pulmonary condensation and the diagnosis was bacte…
  • Mycobacterium Fortuitum infection associated with achalasia. [Case Reports]
    Tunis Med 2018; 96(3):227-229Bouchentouf R
  • The association between achalasia and no tuberculosis mycobacterial lung infection is well described in the literature. MycobactériumFortuitum is often responsible, and the clinical's presentation is an aspiration pneumonia resistant to usual antibiotic therapy. We report the case of a 15 year-old patient with the history of Allgrove syndrome. The chest imaging showed right lung congestion; the d…
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