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CURRENT ISSUEOTORINOLARINGOLOGIA

A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery


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Otorinolaringologia 2004 September;54(3):165-8

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Achalasia in a patient undergoing total laryngectomy. A case report

Incandela S. 1, Giuliano D. A. 2, Maiorana A. 3

1 Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo
2 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo
3 Chirurgia Generale, Dipartimento Genurto Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo

Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder with absence of peristalsis and absence or incomplete low esophageal sphincter relaxation. The case of a patient suffering from achalasia after total laryngectomy is reported in order to explain the physiopathological mechanisms which could have caused the occurrence of this complication.

language: Italian


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