Background: Benign esophageal pseudoachalasia is a rare condition. Discussion: We report the case of a 70-year-old man who complained of severe dysphagia after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and crural mesh repair performed for long-standing gastroesophageal reflux disease. Severe dysphagia and nocturnal aspiration developed soon after the operation. A marked dilatation of the esophageal body and a manometric pattern resembling achalasia was documented. Results: Endoscopic balloon dilatation was ineffective. Five months after the initial operation, the patient underwent revisional laparoscopic surgery that consisted of Nissen's wrap takedown, enlargement of the hiatus with partial resection of the mesh, Heller myotomy, and Dor fundoplication. After a 2-year follow-up, the patient is doing well and is free of symptoms.
|Titolo:||Pseudoachalasia occurring after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and crural mesh repair|
BONAVINA, LUIGI (Primo)
BONA, DAVIDE (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00423-007-0191-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|