A case report of intraoperative endoscopic ultrasound during robotic assisted Heller myotomy for severe esophageal achalasia

Abdel Khalek, Mohamed, Abbas, Abbas, Joshi, Virendra, Hariri, Nizar and Kandil, Emad (2011) A case report of intraoperative endoscopic ultrasound during robotic assisted Heller myotomy for severe esophageal achalasia. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 163 3: 134-138.

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Author Abdel Khalek, Mohamed
Abbas, Abbas
Joshi, Virendra
Hariri, Nizar
Kandil, Emad
Title A case report of intraoperative endoscopic ultrasound during robotic assisted Heller myotomy for severe esophageal achalasia
Journal name Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-6921
Publication date 2011-05
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 163
Issue 3
Start page 134
End page 138
Total pages 5
Place of publication Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Publisher Louisiana State Medical Society
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Esophageal achalasia is the best described primary esophageal motility disorder. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered a useful adjunct for grading and establishing the prognosis of these patients. Recent experience using Da Vinci robotic assisted myotomy has demonstrated that this is a safe and effective approach of treatment. The benefit of magnification and three dimensional imaging helps prevent esophageal perforation and identify residual circular muscle fibers. This paper reports the relative efficacy and safety of intraoperative ultrasound during robotic assisted myotomy in a patient with severe achalasia. Intraoperative esophageal endoscopic ultrasound is a safe technique that may improve the success rate of surgery by confirming the adequacy of myotomy, thereby decreasing the likelihood of recurrent symptoms.
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