View
Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ramphal, P. S. ; Irvine, R. W. ; Coye, A. ; Little, S. ; Marlar, M. H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
n/a
Article Title
Thal-Hatafuku oesophagogastroplasty: an effective option in the palliation of non-chagasic megaesophagus
Medium Designator
n/a
Connective Phrase
n/a
Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
Translated Title
n/a
Reprint Status
n/a
Date of Publication
2005
Volume ID
54
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
379-83
Language
eng
Connective Phrase
n/a
Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v54n6/v54n6a07.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
Notes
n/a
Abstract
The palliation of patients with megaesophagus secondary to achalasia of the cardia presents significant challenges to the surgeon. Experience with palliation of megaesophagus secondary to Chagas' disease suggests that options other than cardiomyotomy or oesophagectomy can result in satisfactory outcomes. A small series of patients with non-chagasic megaesophagus who were treated with a gastroesophagoplasty procedure is discussed.....
read more