Achalasia, Familial Esophageal

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Achalasia, Familial Esophageal

Achalasia is a primary motor disorder of the esophagus. It is characterized by aperistalsis and a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax due to a loss of inhibitory nitrinergic neurons in the esophageal myenteric plexus. Patients typically present with dysphagia, regurgitation, retrosternal pain, and substantial weight loss ({4:Farrokhi and Vaezi, 2007}; summary by {6:Gockel et al., 2010}).
 

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