What is the role of esophagectomy in the treatment of esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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In patients with extremely advanced disease or refractory cases, 2 surgical options are esophagectomy with gastric pull up or intestinal interposition operation.

Other indications for esophagectomy are unresolved obstructive symptoms, carcinoma, or perforation during dilation. Perioperative mortality for this surgery is 4%.


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