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Timing of surgical intervention does not influence return of esophageal peristalsis or outcome for patients with achalasia.

Authors
  • Patti, M G
  • Galvani, C
  • Gorodner, M V
  • Tedesco, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Endoscopy
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
19
Issue
9
Pages
1188–1192
Identifiers
PMID: 16132324
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results show that: a) the presence of vigorous achalasia is independent of symptoms duration; b) the timing of surgical intervention does not influence the return of peristalsis; and c) the results of a Heller myotomy are independent of symptoms duration.

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