Triadafilopoulos, G × Boeckxstaens, Guy Gullo, R Patti, M G Pandolfino, J E Kahrilas, P J Duranceau, A Jamieson, G Zaninotto, G #
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Diseases of the Esophagus
Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder characterized by lack of peristalsis and a lower esophageal sphincter that fails to relax appropriately in response to swallowing. This article summarizes the most salient issues in the diagnosis and management of achalasia as discussed in a symposium that took place in Kagoshima, Japan, in September 2010 under the auspices of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.