Achalasia

Achalasia: dysphagia, regurgitation, dx w barium swallow (beak bottle neck), manometry (no peristalsis, LES no relax)


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  • Achalasia
  • dysphagia, regurgitation, dx w barium swallow (beak bottle neck), manometry (no peristalsis, LES no relax)
  • dysphagia, difficulty belching, regurgitation, GERD, chest pain, wt loss
  • barium swallow (beak-like bottle neck), manometry (no peristalsis, LES no relax), endoscopy to rule out cancer
  • no peristalsis of distal esophagus and lower sphincter doesn't relax
  • Ca ch blk, nitrates, botox of LES, pneumatic dilation