Recent advances in the treatment of achalasia

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-206
Number of pages16
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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