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surgical incision or division of a muscle

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Ten patients (seven females, aged 48.0 [+ or -] 3.5 years, age range: 23-62 years) undergoing Heller's myotomy for achalasia and 17 patients in controls were included.
The purpose of our study was to ascertain the outcome of modified Heller's myotomy for Achalasia Cardia and to determine the morbidity associated with it.
Des Varannes et al., "Pneumatic dilation versus laparoscopic Heller's myotomy for idiopathic achalasia," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Treatment of patients with new diagnosis of acha lasia: laparoscopic Heller's myotomy may be more effective than pneumatic dilation.
Keywords including achalasia, Heller's myotomy and balloon dilatation were used and relevant articles included.
A Heller's myotomy and fundoplication were done without any complications.
Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy with a partial fundoplication has become a well-established operation for achalasia.
We have followed laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM) alone in the early part of the series and later added an anterior partial Dor fundoplication (LHM+DF).