Oral abstract| Volume 85, ISSUE 5, SUPPLEMENT , AB64, May 2017

219 Long-Term Results of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia

      Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has gained trust by proved safety and short-term efficacy and at present, it may be considered as a standard method for treatment of esophageal achalasia. However, long-term data concerning both the efficacy and safety with a special attention to post-POEM reflux are still awaited. The aim of this prospective case series was to assess the long-term clinical outcome of POEM with emphasis on post-POEM reflux evaluated by pH monitoring, endoscopy findings, reflux symptoms and use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
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