Ethanolamine oleate versus botulinum toxin in the treatment of idiopathic achalasia

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BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin (BT) injection reduces lower esophageal sphincter pressure and alleviates symptoms in idiopathic achalasia (IA). Ethanolamine oleate (EO) has also been introduced for the treatment of IA. We compared the long-term efficacy of BT and EO injections in the treatment of IA. METHODS A total of 189 IA patients were evaluated… (More)

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