Major complications of pneumatic dilation and heller myotomy for achalasia: single-center experience and systematic review of the literature
The American journal of gastroenterology | 4 Oct 2012
KL Lynch, JE Pandolfino, CW Howden and PJ Kahrilas
Pneumatic dilation (PD) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) can be definitive therapies for achalasia; recent data suggest comparable efficacy. However, risk must also be considered. We reviewed the major complication rate of PD and LHM in a high-volume center and reviewed the corresponding literature.
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