Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
MARTINEZ REGUEIRA, F. M. et al. The present state of esophageal laparoscopic surgery. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2005, vol.28, suppl.3, pp.11-19. ISSN 1137-6627.
Laparoscopic surgery has changed the therapeutic approach in the most frequent esophageal diseases. With the excellent results in the control of symptoms and the low associated morbidity, surgical treatment is increasingly indicated in benign esophageal pathology as a superior alternative to a chronic and less efficient medical treatment. For the hiatus hernia and gastroesophageal reflux, Nissens fundoplication by laparoscopy is the technique of choice. The best results in the treatment of acalasia are obtained with Hellers laparoscopic myotomy. This growing experience includes the resection of tumours of the esophagus combining thorascopy and laparoscopy with similar results to those of open surgery.
Palabras clave : Laparoscopy; Esophageal cancers; Flow; Hernia; Acalasia.