achalasia

(redirected from cricopharyngeal achalasia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to cricopharyngeal achalasia: cricopharyngeal myotomy, Zenker's diverticulum

achalasia

[‚ak·ə′lāzh·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Inability of a hollow muscular organ or ring of muscle (sphincter) to relax.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Use of botulinum toxin for diagnosis and management of cricopharyngeal achalasia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997;l16:328-30.