Items tagged “achalasia”
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Pseudoachalasia is achalasia-pattern dilatation of the esophagus due to the narrowing of the distal esophagus from causes other than primary denervation. One of the most common causes is malignancy (often submucosal gastric cancer) with extension in the lower esophagus. The clinical and imaging ...
Achalasia - with bird beak sign
Published 15 May 2013
Per-oral esophageal myotomy (POEM)
Per-oral esophageal myotomy (POEM) is a natural orifice endoscopic surgery that has been gaining increasing use as an alternative to traditional oesophageal myotomies (e.g. Heller myotomy and Nissen fundoplication). With this technique, the endoscopist insufflates the esophagus with CO2 then cr...