Vigorous achalasia: Zebra amongst horses

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Vigorous achalasia: Zebra amongst horses
Creator Jayabalan, Jayaranjeetham Theckumparampil, Nithin Natarajan, Aravintho Phansalkar, Dilip S. Kurian, George
Subject gastroenterology, radiology vigorous achalasia; diffuse oesophageal spasm; classic achalasia; barium swallow; proton pump inhibitors.
Description Vigorous achalasia is an oesophageal disorder with clinical and radiological characteristics of classic achalasia and diffuse oesophageal spasm. It is a rarely reported variant. A 60-year-old gentleman presented with complaints of difficulty in swallowing, regurgitation and chest pain for the past 10 years. His symptoms persisted despite the use of proton pump inhibitors. On endoscopy and barium swallow, the diagnosis of vigorous achalasia was confirmed. It is a rare variant of classic achalasia usually misdiagnosed as diffuse oesophageal spasm.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-11-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v24i1.1953
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 24, No 1 (2020); 4 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Jayaranjeetham Jayabalan, Nithin Theckumparampil, Aravintho Natarajan, Dilip S. Phansalkar, George Kurian