Plenary Session 3











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

3 Sunday, September 2, 2:30 – 4:15 pm
Achalasia

Chairs:
C.A. Pellegrini (Seattle) – R. Dantas (Ribeirao Preto)
Discussant: R. Penagini (Milan)
Secretary: E.B. Wassenaar (Seattle)

  • Should achalasia be considered as a strictly Primary myopathy? P.O. Katz (Philadelphia)
  • How has HRM (and stationary impedance) redefined the diagnosis of non-achalasia spastic disorders of the esophagus? R.P. Tatum (Seattle)
  • Can cases where relaxation is preserved considered as initial stages? V.N. Felix (Sao Paulo)
  • How is the LESP function in Chagas’ disease? R. Dantas (Ribeirao Preto)
  • Is the mega-esophagus of Chagas’ disease physiologically comparable to that of idiopathic achalasia? R.V. Soares (Chicago)
  • Does failure of balloon dilation foretell a poor result from surgery? S. Szachnowicz (Sao Paulo)
  • In what circumstances should surgical treatment be considered from the outset? J.E.Richter (Tampa)
  • Are sensory neural pathways impaired in achalasia? R. Penagini (Milan)
  • Based on manometry, what are different subtypes of achalasia, and how does longitudinal muscle contraction pattern differ among them? R.K. Mittal (San Diego)
  • When should esophagectomy be considered for the treatment of achalasia? M. Loviscek (Buenos Aires)
  • What are the technical components of surgery for achalasia that are important to success? C. Pellegrini (Seattle)
  • When esophagectomy is required, what is the best substitute? J.M. Collard (Brussels)
  • How do you approach someone with recurrent dysphagia after Heller myotomy? S.A.Wright (Seattle)
  • Which components of the lower esophageal high pressure zone are abnormal in achalasia?
    (lower esophageal circular muscle, clasp muscle, sling muscle, or a combination of these muscles) K.R. DeVault (Jacksonville)
  • Is a totally endoscopic approach to esophageal myotomy a better option? H. Inoue (Yokohama