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Concomitant manifestation of achalasia and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11272221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 44-year-old woman who suffered from biliary-type pain after cholecystectomy, dysphagia, and weight loss. Examinations revealed sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) and achalasia. Complete relief of symptoms was achieved by endoscopic sphincterotomy and pneumatic dilation of the distal esophagus. This case report demonstrates for the first time the concomitant manifestation of two motility disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract, i.e. achalasia and SOD. At present, any causal relationship seems speculative; however, both diseases were successfully treated using endoscopic procedures.
A Kirchgatterer; B Stadler; G Aschl; S Allinger; M Hinterreiter; M Kastner; E Lenglinger; P Knoflach
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Dept. of Medicine/Gastroenterology, General Hospital Wels, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Common Bile Duct Diseases / epidemiology*,  therapy
Esophageal Achalasia / epidemiology*,  therapy
Sphincter of Oddi*
Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic*

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