Gastroesophageal reflux disease progressing to achalasia

Ágnes Király, A. Illés, S. Undi, G. Varga, K. Kalmár, P. Ö Horváth

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Two achalasia patients with former complaints of heartburn were examined. Antisecretory drugs were used by the patients when dysphagia occured. Barium X-ray and esophageal manometry were performed and achalasia was diagnosed in both patients. Twenty-four-hour pH-metry showed significant and long-lasting acid reflux during supine position. Prolonged reflux episodes can be explained not only by the swallow-unrelated transient relachemical insensitivity. Thus preoperative detection of reflux should determinate either the operational procedure and the postoperative follow up of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005


  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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