Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a 10-year-old male patient.

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  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new endoscopic treatment for achalasia with very good short-term results in adults. Data about POEM in pediatric patients are missing. We present the case of a 10-year-old male patient with type I (classic) achalasia, successfully treated with POEM. The procedure was accomplished in a similar fashion to the technique used in adults. Short-term results were fine, with a complete control of dysphagia and absence of reflux. We suggest that POEM is a suitable option in pediatric patients—similar toPeroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new endoscopic treatment for achalasia with very good short-term results in adults. Data about POEM in pediatric patients are missing. We present the case of a 10-year-old male patient with type I (classic) achalasia, successfully treated with POEM. The procedure was accomplished in a similar fashion to the technique used in adults. Short-term results were fine, with a complete control of dysphagia and absence of reflux. We suggest that POEM is a suitable option in pediatric patients—similar to adults—but long-term results must be awaited.show moreshow less

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Author: Jörg Filser, Anke Dick, Thomas Meyer, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Burkard H. A. von Rahden
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-149502
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Medizinische Fakultät / Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Kinderchirurgie (Chirurgische Klinik I)
Medizinische Fakultät / Kinderklinik und Poliklinik
Language:English
Parent Title (English):European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Year of Completion:2015
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pagenumber:18-22
Source:European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports 2015, 3(1), 18-22. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1372461
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1372461
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=PMC4487114
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 617 Chirurgie und verwandte medizinische Fachrichtungen
Tag:POEM; achalasia; peroral endoscopic myotomy; treatment
Release Date:2018/11/28
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-NC-SA: Creative-Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen