Cricopharyngeal myotomy does not increase the risk of esophagopharyngeal acid regurgitation

@article{Williams1999CricopharyngealMD,
  title={Cricopharyngeal myotomy does not increase the risk of esophagopharyngeal acid regurgitation},
  author={Rohan Benjamin Williams and Galib N. Ali and David R. Hunt and Karen L. Wallace and Ian Cook},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={3448-3454}
}
OBJECTIVE:It is not known whether cricopharyngeal myotomy predisposes to esophagopharyngeal regurgitation. Using ambulatory, dual pharyngeal, and esophageal pH monitoring before and after cricopharyngeal myotomy, our aim was to determine the effect, if any, of myotomy on the frequency of esophagopharyngeal acid regurgitation.METHODS:We studied prospectively 18 patients who underwent cricopharyngeal myotomy for pharyngeal dysphagia (10 Zenker's, eight neurogenic dysphagia), of whom 17 agreed to… CONTINUE READING

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