Primary esophageal dysmotility
Absence of esophageal peristalsis and impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)
1/100,000 population/year (1)
Dysphagia to solids and liquids, worsening gradually over a period of time (1)
Sitophobia (fear of eating) can lead to weight loss.
Regurgitation, most commonly at night ...
Oral/sublingual medications are not as effective as endoscopic and surgical therapies
Type II achalasia typically responds best to treatment.
Consider endoscopic treatment for ...
Obtain a posttreatment barium study to evaluate for resolution.
Consider proton pump inhibitor in patients with reflux symptoms.
Reassess for treatment failure or re...
266434009 Esophageal dysmotility
45564002 Achalasia of esophagus
715192004 Idiopathic achalasia of esopha...
Achalasia is a rare, idiopathic disorder of esophageal motility.
High-resolution esophageal manometry allows for subclassification, which impacts treatment outcomes.
Perform EGD on all patients w...
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