Long-term results of graded pneumatic dilatation under endoscopic guidance in patients with primary esophageal achalasia


Dobrucali A. M. , ERZIN Y., TUNCER M., Dirican A.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.10, pp.3322-3327, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3322
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.3322-3327

Abstract

AIM: Achalasia is the best known primary motor disorder of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) has abnormally high resting pressure and incomplete relaxation with swallowing. Pneumatic dilatation remains the first choice of treatment. The aims of this study were to determine the long term clinical outcome of treating achalasia initially with pneumatic dilatation and usefulness of pneumatic dilatation technique under endoscopic observation without fluoroscopy.