Achalasia: a comprehensive review.

  title={Achalasia: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Shawn David St Peter and James M. Swain},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={13 4},
Achalasia is a rare neurologic deficit of the esophagus, producing a syndrome of impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and decreased motility of the esophageal body for which the cause is unknown. The resultant chronic esophageal stasis produces discomforting symptoms that can be managed with medication, chemical paralysis of the lower… CONTINUE READING