Peroral endoscopic myotomy for esophageal achalasia: clinical impact of 28 cases.

@article{Minami2014PeroralEM,
  title={Peroral endoscopic myotomy for esophageal achalasia: clinical impact of 28 cases.},
  author={Hitomi Minami and Hajime Isomoto and Naoyuki Yamaguchi and Kayoko Matsushima and Yuko Akazawa and Ken Ohnita and Fuminao Takeshima and Haruhiro Inoue and Kazuhiko Nakao},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={43-51}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to clarify the efficacy of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for esophageal achalasia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight esophageal achalasia patients who underwent POEM in our institution between August 2010 and October 2012 were enrolled. Under general anesthesia with tracheal intubation, initial incision was made on the anterior wall of the esophagus after submucosal injection. Submucosal tunnel was created and extended below the lower esophageal… CONTINUE READING
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