Management of primary achalasia: The role of endoscopy.

  title={Management of primary achalasia: The role of endoscopy.},
  author={Marisol Luj{\'a}n-Sanchis and Patricia Su{\'a}rez-Callol and Ana Monz{\'o}-Gallego and Inmaculada Bort-P{\'e}rez and Lydia Plana-Campos and Luis Ferrer-Barcel{\'o} and Laura Sanchis-Artero and Mar{\'i}a Llinares-Lloret and Juan Antonio Tuset-Ruiz and Javier Sempere-Garc{\'i}a-Arg{\"u}elles and Pilar Canelles-Gamir and Enrique Medina-Chuli{\'a}},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={7 6},
Achalasia is an oesophageal motor disorder which leads to the functional obstruction of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) and is currently incurable. The main objective of all existing therapies is to achieve a reduction in the obstruction of the distal oesophagus in order to improve oesophageal transit, relieve the symptomatology, and prevent long-term complications. The most common treatments used are pneumatic dilation (PD) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy, which involves partial… CONTINUE READING