Pseudoachalasia | definition of pseudoachalasia by Medical dictionary
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).
Differentiation of achalasia from pseudoachalasia
by computed tomography.