The surgery of cardiospasm.

Abstract

Cardiospasm is a condition in which there is a dilatation, hypertrophy and lengthening of the oesophagus, associated with non-organic obstruction of the cardia or, to be more precise, of the lower 3 to 6 cm. of the oesophagus. As the cause of the disease is as yet unknown, the synonym-idiopathic dilatation of the oesophagus-as used by Sweet (I947) and… (More)

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