Pneumatic Balloon Dilation Therapy Is as Effective as Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia

@article{Emami2007PneumaticBD,
  title={Pneumatic Balloon Dilation Therapy Is as Effective as Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia},
  author={Mohammad Hassan Emami and Mostafa Raisi and Jaleh Amini and Abbas Tabatabai and Mehran Kamkar Haghighi and Hamid Tavakoli and Mozafar Hashemi and Mehdi Fude and Ziba Farajzadegan and Vahid Goharian},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={155-160}
}
For many years different treatments have been used for achalasia. However, esophagomyotomy (ESM) and pneumatic balloon dilation (PBD) have been considered the treatments of choice. Despite new research, some controversies still exist. We compared patients who underwent open ESM (n = 19) with those who underwent PBD (n = 45). Data on age, gender, pre- and… CONTINUE READING