Botulin toxin type A (BTA) for esophageal achalasia: a double-edged sword

@article{Galassi2010BotulinTT,
  title={Botulin toxin type A (BTA) for esophageal achalasia: a double-edged sword},
  author={Giuliana Galassi and Cristina Orlandi and Franco Valzania and Giovanna Albertini and Alberto Barbieri},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={1079-1080}
}
Dear Editor: Achalasia is characterized by progressive aperistalsis and dilation of esophagus with subsequent risk of aspiration, weight loss, and malnutrition. Achalasia results from dysfunction of myenteric plexus which gives rise to imbalance of excitatory, inhibitory control within the plexus causing esophageal hypomotility, impaired relaxation of lower… CONTINUE READING