LONG TERM RESULTS OF SINGLE SESSION OF PNEUMATIC DILATATION WITH 30 MM BALLOON FOR ACHALASIA CARDIA

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Muhammad Kamran Hassan
Mujahid Aslam Khattak
Summaira Bakhtiar
Ahmad Nawaz Babar
Aamir Ghafoor Khan
Abbas Khan
Hashmatullah Khan

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the results of single session of endoscopic balloon
dilation with 30mm pneumatic balloon for achalasia, over a prolonged (≥12
months) observation period.
Methodology: This prospective interventional study was carried out in a Gastro-
enterology center in private set up in Akbar Medical Center, Ramdaas, Peshawar,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from January 2010 to December 2015.
Results: Out of 31 patients, males were 18(58%) and females were 13(42%),
with mean age of 38 ±13 years. Stable clinical remission (SCR) was achieved in
25 (80.6%) patients over a mean follow up of 27 ±10 months after single session
of dilation.
Conclusion: Pneumatic dilation was successful in a significantly high number of
achalasia patients.The response was durable and the procedure was safe with
minimal complications.

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Hassan MK, Khattak MA, Bakhtiar S, Babar AN, Khan AG, Khan A, Khan H. LONG TERM RESULTS OF SINGLE SESSION OF PNEUMATIC DILATATION WITH 30 MM BALLOON FOR ACHALASIA CARDIA. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2017 May 12 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];31(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2004
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