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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Total number of 40 patients of dysphagia due to benign oesophageal strictures were studied, out of which, 16 (40%) patients were of corrosive strictures, 14 (35%) having achalasia cardia and 10 (25%) of peptic strictures (Table 1).
Patients with GERD or achalasia cardia had more dysphagia to liquid/semi-solids, while patients with corrosive ingestion (alkali/acid) had more dysphagia to solids (Table 5).
Eighteen cases of achalasia cardia based on clinical, barium and endoscopic findings were included in the sample using non probability purposive sampling technique.
Keywords: Achalasia cardia, Laparoscopic approach, Modified Heller myotomy.
Retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception: an exceedingly rare complication of Heller myotomy in a patient with achalasia cardia.
Pneumatic inflation device for achalasia cardia balloon, with pressure gauge in psi (One per pack)
Achalasia cardia is a rare motor disorder in children, but should be kept in the differential diagnosis of patients with a history of intermittent chronic regurgitation of food and dysphagia.
Methodology: Twenty three cases were diagnosed to have achalasia cardia on barium swallow, upper GI endoscopy and CT scan chest in selective cases.
Conclusion: Transabdominal Heller's cardiomyotomy with anterior Dor patch is a safe and effective surgical option for achalasia cardia.
INTRODUCTION: Achalasia cardia is an uncommon benign primary disorder of esophageal motility.
DISCUSSION: Achalasia cardia is essentially diagnosed by the use of barium swallow, upper GI endoscopy and esophageal manometry.