Long-Term Prognosis of Pneumatic Bag Dilatation Therapy in Esophageal Achalasia
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.
KeywordsLower Esophageal Sphincter Symptomatic Distress Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Esophageal Dilatation Lidocaine Hydrochloride
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