Achalasia of the cardia in children: a worldwide survey.

  title={Achalasia of the cardia in children: a worldwide survey.},
  author={Nate A. Myers and Stephen G Jolley and Robert Taylor},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={29 10},
This report summarizes a worldwide survey of achalasia in childhood. The data were obtained by circulating a questionnaire to pediatric surgeons throughout the world. Information was received regarding 175 patients, and the analysis is presented. Childhood achalasia appears to be more common in boys, and familial cases are rare. Regurgitation of food and… CONTINUE READING