A Case Study of Achalasia of Cardia

Authors

  • Md Rafiqul Islam Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, General Hospital Khulna, Khulna
  • Kazi Moinur Rahman Senior Consultant, Department of Ortho-Surgery, General Hospital Khulna, Khulna
  • Md Showkat Ali Junior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Upozilla Health Complex, Digholia, Khulna
  • SM Golam Azam Junior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Upozilla Health Complex, Rupsha, Khulna

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v31i2.41967

Keywords:

Achalasia, Laparoscopic myotomy

Abstract

Introduction: Achalasia is a benign idiopathic disorder caused by progressive neuronal degeneration in the mesenteric plexus of Auerbach, which causing non-relaxing, hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and aperistalsis of the esophageal body. This functional damage is irreversible and the treatment of esophageal achalasia is mainly palliative.

Case Report: Our patient is a 55 years old lady presents with progressive dysphagia, regurgitation, chest pain and weight loss. After clinical examination and relevant investigations, she was diagnosed as a case of achalasia of cardia of oesophagus.

Discussion: She was prepared for Heller’s myotomy with antireflux procedure. Operative procedure was done under general anaesthesia.

Conclusion: Postoperative recovery was good. The patient is asymptomatic, general condition improved and found healthy on follow up after one year.

Medicine Today 2019 Vol.31(2): 128-130

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Published

2019-06-26

How to Cite

Islam, M. R., Rahman, K. M., Ali, M. S., & Azam, S. G. (2019). A Case Study of Achalasia of Cardia. Medicine Today, 31(2), 128–130. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v31i2.41967

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