Retrograde gastric intussusception after myotomy for achalasia

Michael B. Ujiki, Ikuo Hirano, Matthew G. Blum*

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Retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception has been rarely reported in the literature. Risk factors include poor fixation of the stomach due to either long or loose mesenteric attachments; high intraabdominal pressure due to retching, physical exertion, or ascites; and hiatal hernia, which can lead to the development of a large gastroesophageal opening. An attempt at endoscopic reduction is reasonable, but laparotomy and manual reduction is usually required. We report a case of retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception in a patient with long-standing achalasia and two previous Heller myotomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1134-1136
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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