Myotomy

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Pneumatic Dilatation and Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia   -  Nov 8, 2006
Context Pneumatic dilatation and surgical (Heller) myotomy are the 2 principal methods for treatment of achalasia. There are no population-based studies ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

Trends of Heller Myotomy Hospitalizations for Achalasia in the United...   -  Oct 1, 2008
OBJECTIVES: Achalasia is a rare chronic disorder of esophageal motor function. Single-center reports suggest that there has been greater use of laparoscopic ... Nature.com

Trends of Heller Myotomy Hospitalizations for Achalasia in the United...   -  Oct 24, 2007
Correspondence: Y. Richard Wang, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 8th Floor, Parkinson Pavilion, 3401 North Broad Street, ... Nature.com

STEMPIEN, HELEN BARTOSIK   -  Feb 25, 2005
Please direct to Achalasia research for CHF patients needing general anesthesia for myotomy, attn: Dr. Joseph Murray. Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver

… -term clinical results of thoracoscopic Heller's myotomy in the...   -  Oct 27, 2007
Objective: The aim of this study is to review the immediate and long-term results of video-imaged thoracoscopic Heller's myotomy (THM). ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Robotic Heller myotomy reduces perforations.(Gastroenterology)   -  May 1, 2005
TUCSON, ARIZ. -- Heller myotomy performed with robotic telesurgery for the treatment of achalasia appears to cause fewer esophageal perforations and an ... Free with registration - Internal Medicine News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Off-pump supra-arterial myotomy for myocardial bridging   -  Feb 10, 2008
We report the results of surgery and midterm outcome in two patients with symptomatic myocardial bridging who underwent off-pump supra-arterial myotomy. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

REMINDER: Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Esophagea a Minimally …   -  Dec 2, 2008
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Achalasia is a rare esophageal disease that effects thousands of people in the United States, ... marketwire.com

Mayo Clinic expertise   -  Aug 2, 2008
Surgery. In rare cases, surgery may be an option to make esophageal contractions weaker (myotomy) or to remove your esophagus entirely (esophagectomy). MayoClinic.com

Recommended Treatment for an 80-Year-Old Woman With Achalasia?   -  Sep 21, 2005
Because the question mentions a thoracoscopic-assisted Heller myotomy, ... Thoracoscopic myotomy has been abandoned by most esophageal surgeons because of ... Medscape

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - AMICO v. DURACAL CEMENT ( …   -  Aug 9, 2006
In June 1997, Dr. Babyatsky referred Amico for a Heller myotomy. Id. at 47:16.[fn5] After the Heller myotomy on July 22, 1997 and another upper GI series, ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

A case of mediastinitis following botulinum toxin type A treatment...   -  Mar 2, 2007
...(1999) Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy or botulinum toxin injection for management of ... (2004) Botulinum toxin injection versus laparoscopic myotomy for the ... Nature.com

Cricopharyngeal achalasia responsive to balloon dilation in an...   -  Apr 1, 2005
The authors suggested that patients who responded to an injection of botulinum toxin could receive repeated injections or myotomy should symptoms recur. ... $4.95 - Southern Medical Journal - ECNext

Achalasia; Antireflux procedure is not necessary in laparoscopic …   -  Apr 9, 2005
2005 APR 9 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for ... Laparoscopic anterior myotomy technique is highly effective and secure for ... Pay-Per-View - Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Boy With Rare Swallowing Disorder Has Robotic Surgery at University...   -  Jan 24, 2006
UIC surgeons were the first in the world to perform robotic myotomy for ... They were also the first to publish the benefits of robotic myotomy over ... Free with registration - Ascribe Higher Education News Service - AccessMyLibrary.com

Achalasia; Antireflux procedure is not necessary in laparoscopic …   -  Apr 10, 2005
2005 APR 10 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for ... Laparoscopic anterior myotomy technique is highly effective and secure for ... Pay-Per-View - Medical Devices & Surgical Technology... - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Achalasia; Antireflux procedure is not necessary in laparoscopic …   -  Apr 4, 2005
2005 APR 4 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for ... Laparoscopic anterior myotomy technique is highly effective and secure for ... Pay-Per-View - Cardiovascular Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Cervical Tracheal Compression in a Patient with Achalasia: An …   -  Oct 14, 2008
In 2000, the patient underwent a Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication at an outside ... 16 Long-term treatment options have included Heller myotomy, ... AJNR (subscription)

Article: Got GERD? Know the symptoms: if heartburn is your constant …   -  Aug 1, 2006
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology; August 1, 2008 ; 700+ words ... ... of laryngeal suspension and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) myotomy in ... Pay-Per-View - Healthy Years - HighBeam Research

2 failed surgeries and every medication in the book, help appreciated   -  Dec 29, 2008
You can find my posts under Cricopharngeal Myotomy and Nissen ... I just had my second CP Myotomy on July 22nd. I woke up with very little throat pain and ... HealthCentral.com

… Achalasia Due To Scleroderma For Thoracotomy, Esophageal Myotomy …   -  Aug 30, 2006
Thoracic Epidural Blockade In An Elderly With Achalasia Due To Scleroderma For Thoracotomy, Esophageal Myotomy And Cystotomy-Capitonnage Thoracic Epidural ... Subscription - Internet Journal of Anesthesiology - EBSCO Publishing

Article: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Treatment. - NWHRC …   -  Mar 16, 2005
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology; August 1, 2008 ; 700+ words ... ... of laryngeal suspension and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) myotomy in ... Pay-Per-View - NWHRC Health Center - Gastroesophageal... - HighBeam Research

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - CARDER v. PRUDENTIAL …   -  Aug 26, 2005
In 1998, Dr. Rice performed a laparoscopic myotomy, a surgery in which small incisions are made and a camera attached to a telescope is used to view the ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Medical and rehabilitative therapy of oral, pharyngeal motor disorders   -  May 16, 2006
Cricopharyngeal myotomy: a review of surgical results in patients with cricopharyngeal achalasia ... Cricopharyngeal myotomy in the treatment of dysphagia. ... Nature.com

BBC NEWS / HEALTH   -  Aug 7, 2009
This procedure - a Heller's myotomy - helps relieve symptoms in up to 90% of patients. However, it can lead to complications, such as gastro oesophageal ... BBC News

Barium esophagogram of a Zenker's diverticulopexy.(SPECIAL TOPICS …   -  Apr 1, 2006
...(1) His initial surgery had been performed 2 decades earlier; at that time, he underwent a cricopharyngeal myotomy and suspension of the diverticulum ... $4.95 - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - ECNext

Article: Cricopharyngeal achalasia responsive to balloon dilation in...   -  Apr 1, 2005
Objectives: Botulinum toxin injection (BTX) and cricopharyngeal (CP) myotomy are performed in the treatment of CP achalasia (CA). ... Pay-Per-View - Southern Medical Journal - HighBeam Research

Reduction of Interstitial Cells of Cajal (ICC) Associated With...   -  Jun 17, 2007
In 42 patients, biopsies were taken from the LES high-pressure zone during Heller myotomy, whereas in 11 patients with end-stage achalasia and a ... Nature.com

Treatment options for Zenker diverticulum.(Consultations & Comments: ...   -  Jul 1, 2005
Patients with shorter diverticula do better with open cricopharyngeal myotomy, which resolves the mucosal redundancy and obstruction. ... $4.95 - Consultant - ECNext

Reduction of Interstitial Cells of Cajal (ICC) Associated With...   -  Apr 1, 2008
In 42 patients, biopsies were taken from the LES high-pressure zone during Heller myotomy, whereas in 11 patients with end-stage achalasia and a ... Nature.com

Robotic glitch may require a surgery reboot.(Urology)(Brief article)...   -  Nov 15, 2006
Article: Robotic Heller myotomy reduces perforations.(Gastroenterology) Internal Medicine News; May 1, 2005 ; 700+ words ... ... myotomy as an achalasia ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Diffuse Esophageal Spasm   -  Feb 1, 2008
...“prevalence,� “diagnosis,� “pathogenesis,� “calcium channel blocker,� “nitrates,� “botulinum toxin,� “antidepressants,� “dilation,� and “myotomy. ... Nature.com

Deflectable-tip video laparoscope.(FOCUS ON: LAPAROSCOPIC …   -  May 1, 2009
Hysterectomy (removal of uterus), Nephrectomy (kidney resection), Heller Myotomy (procedure for Achalasia) and more, the laparoscope features: ... Pay-Per-View - Surgical Products - HighBeam Research

Clinical disorders of oral, pharyngeal and esophageal motility   -  May 16, 2006
Surgical incision of the LES (Heller myotomy) performed laparoscopically has replaced that performed by open surgery. The surgical procedure is effective ... Nature.com

Dr. Eisner on Achalasia and Acid Reflux (GERD)   -  Jul 23, 2007
...a fast recovery time, the primary treatment is considered by many to be a surgical repair with a laparoscopic Heller myotomy and partial fundoplication. ... HealthCentral.com

Paediatric blepharoptosis: a 10-year review   -  Oct 24, 2008
Only one patient had a cosmetically unacceptable high lid position post-operatively and required Henderson's lid lowering surgery 11 (Muller's myotomy with ... Nature.com

Improving the surgery for sigmoid achalasia: long-term results of a …   -  Jun 4, 2007
Objective: Heller myotomy results for the treatment of sigmoid achalasia are worse than those achieved for fusiform achalasia. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Article: Venezuela plagued by shortages, corruption - Deseret News...   -  Jan 23, 2008
Heartburn, Myotomy, Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University. This article was prepared by Biotech ... Women's Health Weekly. Article: Scientists at Ahmadu Bello ... Pay-Per-View - Deseret News - HighBeam Research

Comparison of muscular and articular factors in the progression of …   -  Aug 30, 2005
Myotomy of the transarticular muscles was then performed and range of motion was measured again. The degree of contractures was assessed by goniometry ... Nature.com

Prostate atrophy and spinal cord lesions   -  Jul 12, 2005
Among the paralyzed patients the severely paralyzed had more bladder outlet surgery – transurethral myotomy of the external sphincter and/or the bladder ... Nature.com

Article: Return to roots ahead for Michigan men's tennis duo at …   -  Feb 16, 2007
Biotech Week; February 11, 2009 ; 700+ words ... ... pneumatic dilation and Heller myotomy," wrote N. Walzer and colleagues, Northwestern University. ... Pay-Per-View - University Wire - HighBeam Research

Welcome to News-Journal!   -  Jul 17, 2006
When blood flow out of the heart is severely blocked, an operation called myotomy-myectomy is done. This procedure cuts and removes the thickened part of ... News-Journal.com

Sequences within.   -  Nov 1, 2007
...(b) ANIDIAN (Web2), DEICIDE, EDIFIED, ESTATES, ICHTHIC (cham), MYOTOMY, REAWARE (Web2), SHABASH, TENENTE (C) DIDAKAI, EYE-BABY, ILIACAL, JAJINIA(nz), ... $4.95 - Word Ways - ECNext

Distal esophageal spasm.(DYSPHAGIA CLINIC)(Brief article)   -  Jun 1, 2007
Distal esophageal spasm may also respond to botulinum toxin injections, dilation, or myotomy. Suggested reading Sperandio M, Tutuian R, Gideon RM, et al. ... $4.95 - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - ECNext

OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX AFTER …   -  Aug 1, 2008
...esophageal acid from relatively few reflux episodes and is more likely to occur when there is a high residual pressure during deglutition after myotomy. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Treatment for Zenker's diverticula.(Brief Article)   -  Feb 1, 2006
The study of 16 patients who required cricopharyngeal myotomy and Zenker's diverticuloplasty revealed that 9 patients could be successfully treated ... Free with registration - Internal Medicine News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Intrathoracic esophageal perforation: The merit of primary repair   -  Sep 1, 2008
Of the four patients with achalasia, two underwent esophagomyotomy with a fundoplication and one underwent myotomy alone. There was one death. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Long-term results after Heller–Dor operation for oesophageal achalasia   -  Jan 16, 2006
In sigmoid achalasia, oesophagectomy rather than myotomy should be taken into consideration in the first instance. In the long-term, surgery is the best ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Mayo Clinic expertise   -  Mar 8, 2008
This procedure, called septal myotomy-myectomy, can reduce symptoms in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a new therapy called alcohol ablation. ... MayoClinic.com

Nutritional Support of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Head...   -  Mar 1, 2005
Jacobs JR, Logemann J, Pajak TF, et al: Failure of cricopharyngeal myotomy to improve dysphagia following head and neck cancer surgery. ... Cancer Network

Medtronic buys product line for sleep-apnea treatment   -  Dec 26, 2008
GAHM product line - from InfluENT Medical, covers two techniques to treat sleep apnea, namely, repose genioglossus advancement and repose hyoid myotomy. ... TopNews United States

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - BANKS v. BARNHART (CDCal. …   -  Jun 13, 2006
1999, plaintiff was hospitalized at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he had a total laryngectomy[fn3] and cricopharyngeal[fn4] myotomy. ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Treatment of globus by upper esophageal sphincter injection with …   -  Feb 1, 2005
...(2) Treatment options for isolated globus with UES hypertension include empiric antireflux therapy, dilation of the UES, cricopharyngeal myotomy, ... Free with registration - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - AccessMyLibrary.com

Q&A: Botox billing, hyperhidrosis.(Ms. Codit)   -  Jun 1, 2005
Others address achalasia, complications of pneumatic dilation or surgical myotomy, epiphrenic diverticulm, hiatal hernia and cardiospasm. ... Free with registration - Dermatology Times - AccessMyLibrary.com

constrictor | Definition of constrictor | HighBeam.com: Online...   -  Jul 12, 2006
...crescent ... along the posterior pharyngeal wall between the inferior constrictor muscle and the CPM. Myotomy has been advocated for the treatment ... ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

Herald News, The (Joliet, IL)   -  Feb 19, 2006
...first laparoscopic procedure for weight loss and its first laparoscopic splenectomy and Heller myotomy (surgery to treat achalasia of the esophagus). ... $2.95 - Herald News - NewsBank

Robotic surgery brings high precision, high cost.(cardiothoracic...   -  Feb 1, 2006
In general surgery, robotic systems have enhanced laparoscopic Heller myotomy, esophagectomy, pancreatectomy, pyloroplasty when performed at the time of ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI HEALTH LINE: ROBOTIC SURGERY CAN …   -  Nov 16, 2006
A robotic Heller myotomy takes three to four hours to perform and Nussbaum says the patient usually goes home the day after surgery. ... Pay-Per-View - US Fed News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Helen Bartosik Stempien.(Obituaries)(Obituary)   -  Feb 24, 2005
Please direct to Achalasia research for severe CHF patients needing general anesthesia for myotomy, attention: Dr. Joseph Murray. ... $4.95 - Daily Herald - ECNext

Treatment for Zenker's diverticula.(Brief Article) | Article from...   -  Feb 1, 2006
The study of 16 patients who required cricopharyngeal myotomy and Zenker's diverticuloplasty revealed that 9 patients could be successfully treated ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Treatment of globus by upper esophageal sphincter injection with …   -  Feb 1, 2005
...(2) Treatment options for isolated globus with UES hypertension include empiric antireflux therapy, dilation of the UES, cricopharyngeal myotomy, ... $4.95 - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - ECNext

Factiva Search   -  Apr 5, 2005
2005 APR 5 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for esophageal achalasia maintains that adding ... © Copyright 2005 Life Science Weekly ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Factiva Search   -  Apr 4, 2005
2005 APR 4 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for esophageal achalasia maintains that adding ... ... Pay-Per-View - Gastroenterology Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Factiva Search   -  Apr 4, 2005
2005 APR 4 - (NewsRx.com) -- A recent report on laparoscopic myotomy for esophageal achalasia maintains that adding ... (c) Copyright 2005 Health & Medicine ... Pay-Per-View - Health & Medicine Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones

What do patients ask about knee replacement?(Rheumatology) | Article ...   -  Apr 1, 2007
Article: Robotic Heller myotomy reduces perforations.(Gastroenterology) Internal Medicine News; May 1, 2005 ; 700+ words ... ... follow-up period. ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

diverticulum (pathology) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia   -  Jun 19, 2008
Laparoscopically assisted stapled diverticulotomy, myotomy and Belsey Mark IV procedure for epiphrenic diverticulum. Internet Journal of Surgery, 2008. Subscription - Encyclopedia Britannica

Dor (Israel) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia   -  Jun 19, 2008
Successful Outcome After Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy And Dor Fundoplication Avoiding Esophageal Resection In A Patient With Megaesophagus And Advanced ... Subscription - Encyclopedia Britannica

Robots can assist in improving care.(News) | Article from Internal …   -  Sep 1, 2006
Article: Robotic Heller myotomy reduces perforations.(Gastroenterology) Internal Medicine News; May 1, 2005 ; 700+ words ... ... conducted a prospective ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Robotic surgery brings high precision, high cost.(cardiothoracic...   -  Feb 1, 2006
Article: Robotic Heller myotomy reduces perforations.(Gastroenterology) Internal Medicine News; May 1, 2005 ; 700+ words ... ... achalasia treatment, ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Poststroke control of hypertension cuts mortality.(Cardiovascular …   -  Jun 15, 2008
Article: Consider Heller myotomy in patients with ... Internal Medicine News; November 15, 2005 ; 700+ words ... ... diagnosed achalasia patients, ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research



Background information on Myotomy [When available]

Myotomy describes a surgical procedure in which muscle is cut.

A common example of a myotomy is the Heller myotomy.

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