ACHALASIA OF THE CARDIA

Authors

  • Gul Mohammad
  • Rehman Ghani
  • Ghulam Nabi

Abstract

ABSTRACT:Achalasia of the cardia is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder originally described by Willisin 1972. Ernst Hellar performed the 1st successful cardiomyotomy for this condition on 14th April,1913 by performing only anterior myotomy. Zaaijer modification of Heller’s procedure is most oftenperformed today. The result of cardiomyotomy are generally satisfactory but patient might havepersistent or recurrent difficulty in swallowing or develop new symptoms of reflex oesophagitis andstricture. We have case reports of two cases where this operation was performed without any ofthese complication so far.

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