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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 181-4  

Pneumatic dilatation in achalasia cardia results and follow-up.

AN Supe, AB Samsi, RD Bapat, SK Mathur, R Ramakantan 
 Department of Surgery, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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A N Supe
Department of Surgery, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Pneumatic dilatation is one of the more recent methods in the management of achalasia cardia. Fifty dilatations were done in 42 patients with achalasia cardia over 5 years. There was a significant decrease in the maximum diameter of the oesophagus and a significant increase in diameter in the narrowed lower oesophageal segment in all the patients. Of the patients studied, 95.23% were relieved of their symptoms after only one to two sessions. There were no immediate complications. Out of the 38 patients on long term follow up, 8 (21.05%) had recurrence of symptoms. On repeat dilatations, 4 (50%) of them had good response. Late complication like reflux oesophagitis was observed in only 1 patient over a median follow up period of 22 months. It was thus concluded that pneumatic dilatation is a safe, simple and effective procedure in managing patients with achalasia cardia.


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Supe A N, Samsi A B, Bapat R D, Mathur S K, Ramakantan R. Pneumatic dilatation in achalasia cardia results and follow-up. J Postgrad Med 1990;36:181-4


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Supe A N, Samsi A B, Bapat R D, Mathur S K, Ramakantan R. Pneumatic dilatation in achalasia cardia results and follow-up. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1990 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];36:181-4
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