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Achalasia - What is the diagnosis?
by ftplectures 08-28-2014, 02:33 AM

It is due to loss of inhibitory ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus of the lower esophageal sphincter.

What is the diagnosis friends?

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ftplectures
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in chagas disease ..trypanosoma cruzi infection cause destruction of myentric plexus causing achalsia...here , at the level of LES and in small intestine myentric plexus contain ganglion cells ..which are primarily affected..

please correct me if my diagnosis is wrong.. i m a 2nd year student , your guidance is very valuable for me..hoping so,,
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that sounds correct
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agree, that's correct
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achalasia

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It is due to loss of inhibitory ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus of the lower esophageal sphincter.

What is the diagnosis friends?

Regards

ftplectures
inhibitory ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus =achalasia
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