esophageal achalasia

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e·soph·a·ge·al a·cha·la·si·a

failure of normal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter associated with uncoordinated contractions of the thoracic esophagus, resulting in functional obstruction and difficulty swallowing.

esophageal achalasia

Cardiospasm GI disease A condition characterized by a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax, accompanied by defective contraction of the thoracic esophagus, resulting in functional obstruction and dysphagia. See GERD.

e·soph·a·ge·al a·cha·la·si·a

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl ak'ă-lā'zē-ă)
An obstruction to the passage of food that develops in the terminal esophagus; caused by an autonomic nervous system abnormality.
Synonym(s): achalasia of the cardia, cardiospasm, oesophageal achalasia.

e·soph·a·ge·al a·cha·la·si·a

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl ak'ă-lā'zē-ă)
Failure of normal relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter associated with uncoordinated contractions of thoracic esophagus, resulting in functional obstruction and difficulty swallowing.
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Oesophageal achalasia: an argument for primary surgical management.
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Randomised control trial of botulinum toxin versus laparoscopic Heller myotomy for oesophageal achalasia. Gastroenterology 2004; 127: 1850-1852.