Posted On 2020-08-28 11:04:00

This series on “Achalasia” was edited by Prof. Sarah K. Thompson, from Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre & Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA, Australia.

This series was designed to discuss updates in the pathophysiology and diagnosis of achalasia along with specific papers discussing the merits of different types of treatment. It also featured articles on recurrent achalasia, end-stage achalasia, and ongoing surveillance of patients with achalasia.

Editorial on Achalasi
Achalasia – a not so common yet fascinating esophageal motility disorder
Sarah K. Thompson

Original Article on Achalasia
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): overview and experience of 100 cases by a single surgeon in Australia
Gary L. Crosthwaite, Magdalena Sejka

Review Article on Achalasia
Pathophysiology of achalasia
Amanda B. Rogers, Benjamin D. Rogers, C. Prakash Gyawali

Achalasia subtypes are front and center of the Chicago classification—strategies to overcome limitations in clinical application
Jennifer C. Myers, Charles Cock

Diagnosis and treatment of pseudoachalasia: how to catch the mimic
Dylan R. Barnett, George L. Balalis, Jennifer C. Myers, Peter G. Devitt

Role of botulinum toxin injection in treatment of achalasia
Richard Heddle, Charles Cock

Pneumatic balloon dilatation for achalasia—how and why I do it
Tim Bright

Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy: historical overview and current operative approach
Priya A. Rajdev, John G. Hunter

Obesity and achalasia
Jonathan Shenfine

Management of treatment-naïve achalasia: choosing the right therapeutic option
David S. Liu, Ahmad Aly

Managing recurrent symptoms after treatment of achalasia
David I. Watson

Esophagectomy for end-stage achalasia—is it too aggressive?
Nikhil R. Kundu, Sarah K. Thompson

Esophageal cancer risk in achalasia
Ronan T. Gray

Achalasia: an easy to swallow summary of the evolution in guidelines
Adam Peckham-Cooper, Peter Coe, Andrew James Cockbain

The series “Achalasia” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Esophagus without any sponsorship or funding. Sarah K. Thompson served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.