[Prospective evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with achalasia treated with pneumatic dilatation, thoracic or abdominal myotomy].

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INTRODUCTION Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs in 0-20% of patients treated with pneumatic dilation and in 5-30% with cardiomyotomy. However, the prevalence of GER evaluated with esophageal pH-monitoring is unknown. AIM To investigate the frequency of GER in achalasia patients treated with pneumatic dilation or myotomy. MATERIAL AND… (More)

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