April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA113
Academic Journal
Pneumatic dilatation (PD) has been shown to be effective for treatment of achalasia in the short and medium term. However, there is limited information on the long term outcome of pneumatic dilatation in achalasia. This article cites a study to evaluate the clinical status and quality of life of achalasia patients treated with PD more than 6 years ago. Results of the study suggest that achalasia patients treated with PD have adequate control of symptoms in the long term. However, there is some impairment of quality of life of achalasia patients treated with PD.


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