Achalasia Cardia of Infancy: Report of Two Cases

Souvik Chatterjee, Vishal Gajbhiye, Avidip De, Sasanka Nath, Dipak Ghosh, Sukanta Kumar Das

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/44-1-9260

Achalasia cardia is a neuromuscular disorder of unknown etiology involving the body of the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter. It is characterized by abnormal esophageal motility and failure of relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter. It usually affects the patients between the age of 30 and 60 years. It is unusual in childhood and is extremely rare in infants. We report two cases of achalasia cardia in the infants. Both the cases were treated with open Heller’s esophagocardiomyotomy with anti-reflux procedure.


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Achalasia cardia, Infant

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/44-1-9260





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