Achalasia 2016: Treatment Alternatives

Achalasia 2016: Treatment Alternatives

Author Herbella, Fernando Augusto Mardiros Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moura, Eduardo G. H. Google Scholar
Patti, Marco G. Google Scholar
Abstract The treatment for achalasia changed dramatically after the introduction of minimally invasive surgery. Since 1991, laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) has replaced pneumatic dilatation (PD) as the primary form of treatment in many centers. Over time, PD became safer, and eventually endoscopic experts were able to perform an endoscopic myotomy via a per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Ultimately, the best outcomes are obtained by a multidisciplinary team that can tailor a specific treatment to each individual patient.
Keywords achalasia
gastroesophageal reflux
laparoscopic Heller myotomy
per oral endoscopic myotomy
pneumatic dilatation
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage New Rochelle
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Journal Of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. New Rochelle, v. 27, n. 1, p. 6-11, 2017.
ISSN 1092-6429 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
Extent 6-11
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000391849600002

Show full item record


File Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)




My Account