Five year prospective study of the incidence, clinical features, and diagnosis of achalasia in Edinburgh.

@article{Howard1992FiveYP,
  title={Five year prospective study of the incidence, clinical features, and diagnosis of achalasia in Edinburgh.},
  author={Pringle J Howard and Lesley Maher and AJ. Pryde and E. Jane Cameron and R C Heading},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1011-5}
}
With the increasing availability of manometry, patients with achalasia are often referred at an early stage when they lack the classic features of established disease. A prospective five year study of the presenting features of untreated achalasia referred to our department was undertaken. Twenty men and 18 women presented throughout adult life, with a mean age at the time of diagnosis of 44 years (range 17 to 76 years). The presenting symptoms were dysphagia: for solids (100%) and for liquids… CONTINUE READING

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