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Esophageal Achalasia

A motility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS in which the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (near the CARDIA) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of the esophagus, and DYSPHAGIA. Achalasia is characterized by a grossly contorted and dilated esophagus (megaesophagus).

Year introduced: 1985

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Tree Number(s): C06.405.117.119.500.432

MeSH Unique ID: D004931

Entry Terms:

  • Achalasias, Esophageal
  • Esophageal Achalasias
  • Achalasia
  • Achalasias
  • Achalasia, Esophageal
  • Cardiospasm
  • Cardiospasms
  • Megaesophagus

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