achalasia


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achalasia

[‚ak·ə′lāzh·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Inability of a hollow muscular organ or ring of muscle (sphincter) to relax.
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A 28-year-old Caucasian male with a history of Down syndrome presented with symptoms of chronic achalasia including regurgitation, dysphagia, vomiting, coughing, and occasional epigastric pain.
Laparoscopic surgery to treat achalasia is called the Heller Myotomy, a two hour procedure requiring up to six small incisions in the abdomen to divide the esophageal muscle.
Complexities of managing achalasia at a tertiary referral center: use of pneumatic dilatation, Heller myotomy, and botulinum toxin injection.
Achalasia of the esophagus, in Cameron JL (ed): Current Surgical Therapy.
10) This rate is markedly increased in patients who have treatment delayed by more than 24 hours and in those with underlying esophageal disease, such as strictures and achalasia.
Conservative management of esophageal nontransmural tears after pneumatic dilation for achalasia.
The POEM procedure provides a more minimally invasive approach to achalasia that will help patients recover more quickly," says Jeffrey L.
Pneumopericardium occurring as a complication of achalasia.
CONTRAINDICATIONS -- Abnormalities of the esophagus which delay esophageal emptying such as stricture or achalasia -- Inability to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes -- Hypersensitivity to any component of this product -- Hypocalcemia (see PRECAUTIONS, General) WARNINGS FOSAMAX, like other bisphosphonates, may cause local irritation of the upper gastrointestinal mucosa.
Esophageal stricture, achalasia, or other problems associated with delayed esophageal emptying.
Sobenes was diagnosed with achalasia, a condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach, and was told he would need surgery.