The role of Botulinum toxin injection in the management of achalasia.

@article{Ramzan2013TheRO,
  title={The role of Botulinum toxin injection in the management of achalasia.},
  author={Zeeshan Ramzan and Ammar B. Nassri},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={468-73}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Botulinum toxin injection into the lower esophageal sphincter is an established therapy for the treatment of achalasia. This review will highlight recent studies that shed light on the role of Botulinum toxin injection in the management of achalasia. RECENT FINDINGS Recent studies have shown that Botulinum toxin injection is the most common initial endoscopic therapy for achalasia, most likely due to its safety and ease of administration. However, this trend represents a… CONTINUE READING
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