Outcomes of treatment of childhood achalasia.

  title={Outcomes of treatment of childhood achalasia.},
  author={Constance W. Lee and David William Kays and Mike K S Chen and Saleem Islam},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={45 6},
PURPOSE The optimal management of achalasia in children and adolescents remains unclear. The aim of this study was to review a single institution's experience with endoscopic and surgical interventions in children with achalasia. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of the medical records of children treated for achalasia from 1978 to 2008. Patient demographics and interventions were reviewed. Outcomes after procedural intervention were evaluated. RESULTS Thirty-five patients with… CONTINUE READING

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