Acute upper-airway obstruction in a patient with achalasia

S. Turkot, B. Golzman, J. Kogan, E. B. Valid, O. Lebovici, S. Oren

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The most common presenting symptoms of achalasia are dysphagia, recurrent regurgitation, and gradual weight loss. Surprisingly, many achalasia patients tolerate considerable esophageal distention without complaint. In very few cases is respiratory distress the only presenting symptom of achalasia. We describe such a case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-689
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

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  • Emergency Medicine


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