Abstract:Background: All available treatments for achalasia are palliative and aimed to eliminate the flow resistance caused by a hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. Aim:To analyze the positive and negative prognostic factors in the improvement of dysphagia and to evaluate quality of life in patients undergoing surgery to treat esophageal achalasia by comparing findings before, immediately after, and in long follow-up. Methods:A total of 84 patients who underwent surgery for achalasia between 2001 and 2014 were re… Show more
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