Endoscopic Suture Repair of Full Thickness Esophagotomy During Per Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia

Ashwin A Kurian, MBBS, Neil H Bhayani, MD, Christy M Dunst, MD, Kevin M Reavis, MD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD. Oregon Clinic and Foundation for Surgical Inovation and Education


A Per Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) procedure was undertaken for the diagnosis of Achalasia on a female patient. A full thickness esophagotomy was inadvertently created when performing  the mucosotomy and the dissection of the submucosal plane. The full thickness esophagotomy was closed in layers using a combination of an edoscopic suturing device for the muscle layers and resolution clips for the mucosa.

Session Number: SS25 – Videos: NOTES / Flexible Endoscopy
Program Number: V063

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