Atypical variants of classic achalasia are common and currently under-recognized: a study of prevalence and clinical features.

@article{Galey2011AtypicalVO,
  title={Atypical variants of classic achalasia are common and currently under-recognized: a study of prevalence and clinical features.},
  author={Kelly M Galey and Candice L Wilshire and Stefan Niebisch and Carolyn E. Jones and Daniel Philip Raymond and Virginia R. Litle and Thomas J. Watson and Jeffrey H. Peters},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 1},
  pages={155-61; discussion 162-3}
}
BACKGROUND Advances in esophageal manometry have facilitated identification of variants of achalasia, suggesting they are more common than previously thought. This study assesses the frequency and clinical characteristics of patients with motility abnormalities similar to, but not meeting criteria for, classic achalasia. STUDY DESIGN Records of patients undergoing high-resolution esophageal manometry between January 2008 and January 2010 were screened for diagnosis of achalasia, impaired… CONTINUE READING

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