Peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia cardia: Treatment analysis and follow up of over 200 consecutive patients at a single center.

@article{Ramchandani2016PeroralEM,
  title={Peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia cardia: Treatment analysis and follow up of over 200 consecutive patients at a single center.},
  author={Mohan J Ramchandani and Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy and Santosh Darisetty and Rama Kotla and Radhika Chavan and Rakesh Kalpala and Dom{\'e}nico Galasso and Sundeep Lakhtakia and Guduru Venkat Rao},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a recently introduced technique for the treatment of achalasia cardia (AC). Data regarding safety and efficacy are still emerging. We report our experience of POEM emphasizing its safety, efficacy and follow-up data. METHODS Patients with AC (220; mean age 39 years, range 9-74 years) underwent POEM from January 2013 to August 2014 for AC. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was done. POEM was carried out by the… CONTINUE READING
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