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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Sep 28;12(36):5763-6.

Non-surgical treatment of esophageal achalasia.

Abstract

Esophageal achalasia is an infrequent motility disorder characterized by a progressive stasis and dilation of the oesophagus; with subsequent risk of aspiration, weight loss, and malnutrition. Although the treatment of achalasia has been traditionally based on a surgical approach, especially with the introduction of laparoscopic techniques, there is still some space for a medical approach. The present article reviews the non-surgical therapeutic options for achalasia.

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17007039
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PMC4100654
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