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dilation with 30mm pneumatic balloon for achalasia, over a prolonged (â‰¥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
Conclusion: Pneumatic dilation was successful in a significantly high number of
achalasia patients.The response was durable and the procedure was safe with
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