Achalasia cardia in children : a report of two cases

Show simple item record Khan, Nausheen Liebenberg, C. Suleman, Farhana Ebrahim 2015-08-20T07:37:09Z 2015-08-20T07:37:09Z 2015-04
dc.description.abstract Oesophageal achalasia is a neuromuscular disorder of unknown aetiology, characterised by abnormal motility of the oesophagus and failure of the lower oesophageal sphincter to relax. This causes an abnormal dilatation of the oesophagus and resultant symptoms of vomiting/regurgitation, dysphagia, chest pain and at times, signs of lung aspiration and infection. In children, it may present as a chronic cough. The condition usually presents in the 4th and 5th decades and has very rarely been described in children. We describe two cases of achalasia and their imaging findings in adolescents. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Khan, N, Liebenberg, C & Suleman, F 2015, 'Achalasia cardia in children : a report of two cases', South African Medical Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 65-66. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAJCH.855
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Health & Medical Publishing Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Oesophageal achalasia en_ZA
dc.subject Abnormal dilatation en_ZA
dc.subject Children en_ZA
dc.subject Abnormal motility en_ZA
dc.title Achalasia cardia in children : a report of two cases en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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