What Is Achalasia

(Cardiospasm, aperistalsis of the esophagus, Megaesophagus) Under a achalasia means a neurogenic motility disorder of the esophagus, characterized by decreased oesophageal peristalsis and a reduced relaxation of the LES during swallowing. Symptoms are a slowly developing dysphagia, usually for liquid and solid food and a regurgitation of undigested food particles. The clarification requires manometry, a barium swallow and endoscopy. The treatment consists of the dilation, the chemical denervation, the operative…

September 3, 2018