Paper published: Navigated retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM)

April 2018: Paper about a novel approach to perform myotomy in esophagus guided with CustusX is published in Neurogastroenterology & Motility.

In the procedure, a novel approach was performed, retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM), to reach achalasia in the upper part of the esophagus. The endoscope was entered laparoscopically, while in the standard procedure per oral (POEM) is used. CustusX was used for both planning and intraoperative guidance during the procedure.

The REM procedure was performed at Haukeland university hospital.

The paper is published in Neurogastroenterology & Motility.

The image from the navigation scene in CustusX was selected as cover image for the issue of the journal.