Spectrum of histopathologic findings in patients with achalasia reflects different etiologies.

@article{Gockel2006SpectrumOH,
  title={Spectrum of histopathologic findings in patients with achalasia reflects different etiologies.},
  author={Ines Gockel and J{\"u}rgen R. E. Bohl and Soroush Doostkam and Volker F. Eckardt and T Junginger},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={727-33}
}
BACKGROUND The etiology of achalasia is still unknown. The aim of the present study was to elucidate its underlying pathologies and their chronology by investigation of esophageal specimens in patients undergoing surgery (esophageal resection or myotomy) for achalasia. METHODS In 17 patients with achalasia, histopathologic examinations of the esophageal wall focussing on the myenteric plexus were performed. Preoperative diagnosis was based on clinical evaluation, esophagogastroscopy, barium… CONTINUE READING
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