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

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

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


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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.

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