Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy With Dor Anterior Fundoplication in a Child With Achalasia

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Summary:Laparoscopic myotomy with anterior fundoplication was successfully performed on a 12-year-old boy with esophageal achalasia. After completion of a longitudinal esophagocardiomyotomy approximately 6 cm in length, a 180° fundic patch was sutured anteriorly to the myotomized esophagus according to the Dor-Gavriliu technique. The patient showed a rapid and uneventful recovery with complete resolution of his preoperative symptoms. The nonobstructive antireflux procedure can be safely performed concomitantly with another surgery, even in a pediatric patient.

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