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Publication Name World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Manuscript ID 8704
Country/Territory United States
2014-01-03 15:45
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ISSN 1948-5190 (online)
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Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
Website http://www.wjgnet.com
Category Surgery
Manuscript Type Minireviews
Article Title Childhood achalasia: A comprehensive review of disease, diagnosis and therapeutic management
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Ashanti L Franklin, Mikael Petrosyan and Timothy D Kane
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Corresponding author Timothy D Kane, MD, Department of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, 111 Michigan Ave NW, United States. tkane@cnmc.org
Key Words Achalasia; Pediatrics; Surgical Heller myotomy; Balloon dilatation; Lower esophageal sphincter
Core Tip Achalasia is a neurodegenerative disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter which occurs less commonly in children compared to adults and patients present with progressive dysphagia, vomiting, and weight loss. Medical therapy including botulinum toxin injection and endoscopic dilatation have been associated with only transient relief of dysphagia symptoms as is also seen in adults. While current evidence also suggests that the surgical approach of laparoscopic Heller myotomy provides lasting benefits for children with achalasia, future prospective evaluation will need to be conducted to ascertain whether peroral endoscopic myotomy is safe and equally effective in children.
Publish Date 2014-04-20 14:05
Citation Franklin AL, Petrosyan M, Kane TD. Childhood achalasia: A comprehensive review of disease, diagnosis and therapeutic management. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2014; 6(4): 105-111
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-5190/full/v6/i4/105.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4253/wjge.v6.i4.105
Full Article (PDF) WJGE-6-105.pdf
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Scientific Editor Work List 8704-Scientific editor work list.doc