• Vol. 37 No. 5, 442–443
  • 15 May 2008

Laparoscopic Heller’s Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia of the Cardia in a Pregnant Patient


Laparoscopy was first used for the evaluation of acute abdominal pain in pregnancy by gynaecologists in 1980. The most commonly reported laparoscopic procedure during pregnancy is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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