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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Single incision laparoscopic approach for esophageal achalasia: A case report.
Treatment of esophageal achalasia with Heller myotomy: retrospective evaluation of patient satisfaction and disease-specific quality of life.
A 58-years-old black woman was referred for surgical management of symptomatic esophageal achalasia after failed pneumatic dilatation and botulinus toxin injections.
(Esophageal achalasia, discussed below, is one common example.)
(14.) Inoue H, Minami H, Kobayashi Y, et al Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for esophageal achalasia Endoscopy 2010, 42 265-71.
KEYWORDS: Idiopathic Esophageal Achalasia, Lower esophageal sphincter, Pneumatic balloon dilatation.
Grassi et al., "Digital videofluorography and esophageal achalasia: from diagnosis to followup," Chirurgia Italiana, vol.
The laproscopic Heller Dor operation remains an effective treatment for esophageal achalasia a minimum 6 year follow up.
Patti, "Evolution of the minimally invasive treatment of esophageal achalasia," World Journal of Surgery, vol.