Peroral endoscopic myotomy: A short-term comparison with the standard laparoscopic approach.

@article{Ujiki2013PeroralEM,
  title={Peroral endoscopic myotomy: A short-term comparison with the standard laparoscopic approach.},
  author={Michael Ujiki and Amy K. Yetasook and Matthew A.C. Zapf and John G. Linn and Joann M Carbray and Woody Denham},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 4},
  pages={893-7; discussion 897-900}
}
BACKGROUND We report our short-term experience with peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and compare perioperative outcomes with laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for achalasia. METHODS Patients from an institutional review board-approved protocol underwent POEM and were followed prospectively. Comparisons were made, in a prospective esophageal database, with patients who underwent LHM over the same period. RESULTS We studied 18 patients who underwent POEM and compared them to 21 who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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