Heller's myotomy for achalasia: is an added anti-reflux procedure necessary?

N A Andreollo, R J Earlam
British Journal of Surgery 1987, 74 (9): 765-9
Literature review (1970-85) indicates excellent or good results following Heller's operation in 89 per cent of 5002 patients. The overall mortality was 2.8 per cent with a reoperation rate of 2.8 per cent. When the operation was done through an abdominal incision, gastro-oesophageal reflux was almost twice as common as when it was done through a thoracic incision, regardless of whether an anti-reflux procedure was performed.

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