Laparoscopic Heller myotomy versus endoscopic balloon dilatation for the treatment of achalasia: a network meta-analysis.

@article{Schoenberg2013LaparoscopicHM,
  title={Laparoscopic Heller myotomy versus endoscopic balloon dilatation for the treatment of achalasia: a network meta-analysis.},
  author={M B Schoenberg and Svetlana Marx and Jan Felix Kersten and Thomas R{\"o}sch and Sebastian Belle and Georg F. B. A. Kaehler and Melina Catherine Vassiliou and Stefan Lueth and Daniel von Renteln},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={258 6},
  pages={943-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Comparison of short- and long-term effects after laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) considering the need for retreatment. BACKGROUND Previously published studies have indicated that LHM is the most effective treatment for Achalasia. In contrast to that a recent randomized trial found EBD equivalent to LHM 2 years after initial treatment. METHODS A search in Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials was conducted for… CONTINUE READING
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