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2018 Achalasia Guidelines

Achalasia is a relatively rare esophageal motility disorder that is mainly characterized by a lack of peristalsis of the esophageal body and absence or incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. As a result, patients typically present dysphagia, regurgitation and occasionally chest pain, pulmonary complications and malnutrition.

The ISDE Guidelines Committee proposed and endorsed the Esophageal Achalasia Guidelines (I-GOAL) in 2018 to offer clinicians and patients with an up-to-date framework for making informed decisions on managing the disease.

Achalasia Roundtable Discussion

Watch John Pandolfino and Giovanni Zaninotto lead a roundtable discussion on Achalasia during the ISDE 2016 Congress in Singapore. The discussion centered around the following questions:

  1. In this era in which we have several options to treat patients with achalasia, what do you recommend to patients as the first line treatment for achalasia?
  2. What is standard of care?
  3. What do you take into consideration?

Moderators: John Pandolfino and Giovanni Zaninotto

Panelists: Luigi Bonavina, Albert Bredenoord, Peter Kahrilas, Magnus Nilsson, David Watson, Payal Saxena

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    Submit a CASE REPORT here on ISDE.net.

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