Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus characterized by aperistalsis and failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax. This article discusses traditional and new therapies directed against the sphincter muscle. Because limitations of these treatments do exist, alternatives to sphincter destruction are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 6 1997|
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