ACHALASIA OF THE CARDIA

Gul Mohammad, Rehman Ghani, Ghulam Nabi

Abstract


ABSTRACT:
Achalasia of the cardia is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder originally described by Willis
in 1972. Ernst Hellar performed the 1st successful cardiomyotomy for this condition on 14th April,
1913 by performing only anterior myotomy. Zaaijer modification of Heller’s procedure is most often
performed today. The result of cardiomyotomy are generally satisfactory but patient might have
persistent or recurrent difficulty in swallowing or develop new symptoms of reflex oesophagitis and
stricture. We have case reports of two cases where this operation was performed without any of
these complication so far.

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