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Esophageal achalasia: preoperative assessment and postoperative follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11370614     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by absence of esophageal peristalsis and increased resting pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which fails to relax appropriately in response to swallowing. Treatment is palliative and is directed toward elimination of the outflow resistance caused by the abnormal LES function.
M G Patti; U Diener; D Molena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1091-255X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastrointest. Surg.     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-22     Completed Date:  2001-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, 533 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143-0788, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / methods*
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Contrast Media
Esophageal Achalasia / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Gastric Acidity Determination
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Monitoring, Physiologic
Postoperative Care / methods*
Preoperative Care / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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