Sonia Fernandez-Ananin, PhD, Carme Balague, PhD, Irene Gomez, MD, Berta Gonzalo, PhD, David Sacoto, PhD, Alberto Basterra, MD, Elena Pareja, MD, Eduard M. Targarona, PhD. Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau
Surgical treatment of achalasia fails in 10-20% of patients. The most frequent responsible cause is the performance of an incomplete myotomy at primary surgery. Other reasons for failure are fibrosis and related with antireflux procedure. In this video we show two patterns of recurrence of achalasia. The first case due to the presence of fibrosis and the second caused by a tight fundoplication. These cases demonstrate that, although sometimes difficult and challenged, laparoscopic reoperation for achalasia is feasible.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 88055
Program Number: V178
Presentation Session: Wednesday Video Loop (Non CME)
Presentation Type: VideoLoop