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Vigorous achalasia: Zebra amongst horses.

Authors
  • Jayabalan, Jayaranjeetham1
  • Theckumparampil, Nithin1
  • Natarajan, Aravintho1
  • Phansalkar, Dilip S1
  • Kurian, George2
  • 1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
SA journal of radiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
1953–1953
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4102/sajr.v24i1.1953
PMID: 33354369
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

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. © 2020. The Authors.

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