Intervention Protocol

Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy versus endoscopic pneumatic dilation for primary achalasia

  1. Raymond Kennedy1,*,
  2. Neel Sharma2,
  3. Jawad Ahmad3,
  4. Brian Johnston4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group

Published Online: 19 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008949


How to Cite

Kennedy R, Sharma N, Ahmad J, Johnston B. Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy versus endoscopic pneumatic dilation for primary achalasia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008949. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008949.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Belfast Trust (NHS), Surgery, Belfast, UK

  2. 2

    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  3. 3

    Mater Hospital, Surgery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 4

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK

*Raymond Kennedy, Surgery, Belfast Trust (NHS), 24 Ormonde Park, Belfast, BT10 0LS, UK. rpg.kennedy@btinternet.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 19 JAN 2011

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To undertake a systematic review comparing the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic cardiomyotomy and endoscopic pneumatic dilation in the treatment of oesophageal achalasia.