Strategies for treating severe refractory dysphagia Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophagectomy

abstract

  • Traditional treatment of achalasia, pneumatic dilatation or surgical myotomy, results in satisfactory relief of dysphagia in 85% to 90% of patients. Unfortunately, a small percentage of patients do not respond to these therapies or remain refractory, often because of a severely dilated or sigmoid esophagus. Esophagectomy, with gastric pull up or color interposition, is the procedure of choice in these patients, which can result in satisfactory relief of dysphagia with minimal mortality. This article reviews the strategies for management of achalasia patients with refractory dysphagia.

publication date

  • June 5, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11319068

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 371

end page

  • 86, viii

volume

  • 11

number

  • 2