Long-term follow-up of achalasia patients treated with botulinum toxin.

  title={Long-term follow-up of achalasia patients treated with botulinum toxin.},
  author={Vittorio D'onofrio and Paolo Miletto and Gioacchino Leandro and Gaetano Iaquinto},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={34 2},
AIMS To evaluate long-term efficacy of intrasphincteric injection of botulinum toxin in untreated achalasia patients; to analyse whether age can be a predictor of response; and to verify whether any objective measurements correlate with symptom relief MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 37 patients (mean age 61.4+/-17.5 years) were enrolled, all of whom injected endoscopically with 100 U of botulinum toxin. Symptom score, oesophageal manometry and oesophageal radionuclide emptying were assessed… CONTINUE READING

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