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Achalasia and malrotation 

Achalasia and malrotation
Chapter:
Achalasia and malrotation
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0029

Achalasia 206

Malrotation and volvulus 207

This is a motility disorder in which there is impaired peristalsis in the oesophagus and the lower oesophageal sphincter fails to relax with swallowing. This leads to food being held up in the oesophagus. Presentation tends to be in late childhood/adult life. Prevalence is around 1 in 10 000....

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