Published online Aug 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i29.4781
Revised: June 22, 2013
Accepted: June 28, 2013
Published online: August 7, 2013
Core tip: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely used to treat esophageal epithelial neoplasms. ESD has the advantage over esophagectomy of being less invasive and having lower postoperative morbidity. ESD also has the advantage over endoscopic mucosal resection of enabling the removal of larger epithelial neoplasms in an en bloc manner for complete resection. It is not known whether esophageal ESD affects esophageal motility. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the effects of ESD on esophageal motility.