Esophageal Achalasia

Known as: Achalasia, Esophageal, achalasia cardiospasm, Esophageal Achalasias 
A motility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS in which the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (near the CARDIA) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with achalasia are treated with either pneumatic dilation (PD) or laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM… (More)
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Review
2012
Review
2012
BACKGROUND The Chicago Classification of esophageal motility was developed to facilitate the interpretation of clinical high… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
BACKGROUND Many experts consider laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM) to be superior to pneumatic dilation for the treatment of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) was developed by our group to provide a less invasive permanent treatment for… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
A new manometric classification of esophageal achalasia has recently been proposed that also suggests a correlation with the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
INTRODUCTION:In esophageal achalasia, pneumatic dilations (PD) provide short-term and long-term remission rates of 60–90% and 40… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND Seven years ago, the authors reported on the feasibility and short-term results of minimally invasive surgical methods… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
From 1976 to 1989, 206 patients referred for primary treatment of esophageal achalasia underwent transabdominal Heller's myotomy… (More)
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Highly Cited
1984
Highly Cited
1984
Achalasia and Parkinson's disease sometimes have similar clinical and neuropathologic features, including loss of esophageal… (More)
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
The technique of 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring (24 hour pH test) is described. Experience with the 24 hour pH test in 393… (More)
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