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Title: Update in achalasia: what the surgeon needs to know.
Epworth Authors: Crosthwaite, Gary
Other Authors: Hamer, Peter
Holloway, Richard
Devitt, Peter
Thompson, Sarah
Keywords: Chigaco Classification
Esophageal Achalasia
Treatment Failure
Deglutition Disorders
Swallowing Disorders
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.
Issue Date: Mar-2016
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.
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13497
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ISSN: 1445-2197
Journal Title: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Type: Journal Article
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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