Idiopathic (primary) achalasia: a review

@inproceedings{Patel2015IdiopathicA,
  title={Idiopathic (primary) achalasia: a review},
  author={Dhyanesh A. Patel and Hannah P. Kim and Jerry S. Zifodya and Michael. vaezi},
  booktitle={Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases},
  year={2015}
}
  • Dhyanesh A. Patel, Hannah P. Kim, +1 author Michael. vaezi
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    Orphanet Journal of Rare…
    2015
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Idiopathic achalasia is a primary esophageal motor disorder characterized by loss of esophageal peristalsis and insufficient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation in response to deglutition. Patients with achalasia commonly complain of dysphagia to solids and liquids, bland regurgitation often unresponsive to an adequate trial of proton pump inhibitor, and chest pain. Weight loss is present in many, but not all patients. Although the precise etiology is unknown, it is often thought to be either… CONTINUE READING

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