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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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Barium meal will show parrot beak appearance.
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achalasia

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Originally Posted by ftplectures View Post
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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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR IMGs

Research opportunity in Houston area . please email your cv to [email protected]
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Research opportunity in Houston area . please email your cv to [email protected]
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Achalasia is caused by the body's immune system attacking the healthy body cells. Symptoms include weight loss, heartburn and chest pains. If a patient has trouble swallowing solid or liquids an x-ray is used to diagnose the problem.
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A doctor can perform endospy where a tube with a camera is inserted in the esophagus. The doctor can give the patient barium and then track the movement through an x-ray to determine the extent of the damage.
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Barium meal will show parrot beak appearance.
Yeah you are right
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