pseudoachalasia

pseudoachalasia

(sood?o-a?ka-la'zh(e-)a) [ pseudo- + achalasia]
Difficulty passing food from the esophagus to the stomach not caused by a primary disorder of the swallowing muscles but attributable to another disease such as a mass in the esophagus or a nerve disease affecting lower esophageal motility.
Synonym: secondary achalasia
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Secondary achalasia or pseudoachalasia is a term used to describe acquired esophageal/ motor abnormalities that are similar to primary achalasia.
Overinflation of the band can result in obstructive symptoms with pseudoachalasia seen on UGI series (Figure 12).