Complexities of Managing Achalasia at a Tertiary Referral Center: Use of Pneumatic Dilatation, Heller Myotomy, and Botulinum Toxin Injection

@article{Vela2004ComplexitiesOM,
  title={Complexities of Managing Achalasia at a Tertiary Referral Center: Use of Pneumatic Dilatation, Heller Myotomy, and Botulinum Toxin Injection},
  author={Marcelo F. Vela and J E Richter and Don M Wachsberger and Jason Connor and Thomas William Rice},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={1029-1036}
}
PURPOSE:The purpose of this study is to describe the results and complexity of treatment for achalasia patients presenting to a single esophagologist at a tertiary referral center and to make treatment recommendations based on this experience.METHODS:Retrospective chart review of achalasia patients treated between 1994 and 2002. Symptoms, manometric and timed barium esophagram results, and treatments/outcome at CCF determined.RESULTS:232 patients (51% male, mean age = 53) were evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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