Achalasia and esophago-gastric junction outflow obstruction: focus on the subtypes
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Neurogastroenterology & Motility
Special Issue: High-Resolution Manometry
Volume 24, Issue Supplement s1, pages 27–31, March 2012
How to Cite
Boeckxstaens, G. and Zaninotto, G. (2012), Achalasia and esophago-gastric junction outflow obstruction: focus on the subtypes. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 24: 27–31. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01833.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2012
- Received: 20 September 2011 Accepted for publication: 17 October 2011
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Background The choice between pneumatic dilation and surgical myotomy is mainly determined by the preference and expertise of the treating physician. Ideally, however, treatment should be personalized to provide the optimal clinical outcome. The introduction of high resolution manometry has not only improved the specificity to diagnose achalasia, but also identified three different manometric subclasses.
Purpose To review, the data suggesting differences in clinical response to treatment depending on the manometric profile.