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Long-Term Prognosis of Pneumatic Bag Dilatation Therapy in Esophageal Achalasia

  • Fumiaki Sugimura
  • Yutaka Matsuo
Conference paper

Abstract

Cardial dilatation was performed using the Matsuo pneumatic bag dilator during the 26 year period from 1964 to 1989. The long-term efficacy of the method was assessed in 163 cases of esophageal achalasia after more than 1 year had elapsed since therapy. Of these cases, 54 (33.1%) were male and 109 (66.9%) were female.

Keywords

Lower Esophageal Sphincter Symptomatic Distress Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Esophageal Dilatation Lidocaine Hydrochloride 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumiaki Sugimura
  • Yutaka Matsuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Third Department of Internal MedicineNihon University School of MedicineItabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173Japan

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