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|Title:||Update in achalasia: what the surgeon needs to know.|
|Epworth Authors:||Crosthwaite, Gary|
|Other Authors:||Hamer, Peter|
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy
Department of Gastroenterology, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Clinical Institute General Surgery and Gastroenterology, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
|Publisher:||Wiley Online Library|
|Citation:||ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2016 Mar 18|
|Abstract:||Achalasia is a motility disorder encountered by surgeons during the investigation and treatment of dysphagia. Recent advances in manometry technology, a widely accepted new classification system and a new treatment rapidly gaining international acceptance, have changed the working knowledge required to successfully manage patients with achalasia. We review the Chicago classification subtypes of achalasia with type II achalasia being a predictor of success and type III achalasia a predictor of treatment failure. We review per-oral endoscopic myotomy as an emerging treatment option and its potential for improving the treatment of type III achalasia.|
|Journal Title:||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliated Organisations:||University of Adelaide Discipline of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.|
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Review|
|Appears in Collections:||General Surgery and Gastroenterology|
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