Esophageal achalasia

Marcello Carlucci, Girolamo Mattioli, Vincenzo Jasonni

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Esophageal achalasia (EA) is a functional disorder characterized by abnormal motility of the esophageal body associated with delayed (or absent) mechanical (but not neurogenic) relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) during deglutition. Subsequent dilation of the overhanging esophagus, together with the primary hypoperistalsis, results in ineffective propulsion. Ea in the pediatric population is rare, but several cases in late childhood have been described [1-8].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Thoracic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788847052024, 9788847052017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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