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Difficulties in the diagnosis of pseudoachalasia.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
11
Pages
2014–2018
Identifiers
PMID: 7942729
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When pseudoachalasia is suspected on the basis of a constellation of findings, such as advanced age, rapid weight loss, and difficulty in passing the endoscope through the gastroesophageal junction of a nondilated esophagus, negative findings on biopsy and CT scans should not lead to a false reassurance of a benign disorder, and repeated biopsy and scans or surgical exploration may lead to the diagnosis of pseudoachalasia.

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