Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in
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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.This article presents 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. It was suggested that POEM is a suitable option in pediatric patients-similar to adults—but long-term results must be awaited...

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