1. In this multicenter randomized trial, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) generated clinical success in controlling symptoms of achalasia similar to the current gold standard treatment, laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy (LHM) with fundoplication.
2. Patients in the POEM group were more likely to experience gastroesophageal reflux and reflux esophagitis versus LHM, most...
Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
Achalasia is an uncommon disorder of the esophagus. The disorder makes it difficult for food to pass from the esophagus into the stomach.
The esophagus is a muscular tube. It carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
Normally, coordinated contractions of smooth muscle move...