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ACHALASIA-PATHOLOGY

Neuronal denervation and ganglion cell degeneration of myenteric plexus lead to the following findings:

1. Absence of organized peristalsis in the esophageal body.

2. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not relax completely with swallowing.

3. Often the LES has an elevated resting pressure.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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