The role of barium esophagogram measurements in assessing achalasia patients after endoscope-guided pneumatic dilation.

@article{Chuah2009TheRO,
  title={The role of barium esophagogram measurements in assessing achalasia patients after endoscope-guided pneumatic dilation.},
  author={S-K Chuah and Tsung-Hui Hu and K Wu and T Chen and C-S Changchien and C Lee},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
Only a few studies have been performed comparing subjective symptom improvements with objective improvement in esophageal emptying after pneumatic dilation (PD), and discrepancy existed. We evaluated whether esophagogram measurements adds to the traditional subjective symptoms scores in assessing achalasia patients after PD. We enrolled 32 new patients with achalasia who received endoscope-guided PD treatment between January 1998 and June 2004. Postdilation investigations were performed by… CONTINUE READING