This fact sheet will cover basics of achalasia, which is a primary motility disorder of the oesophagus caused by a failure of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) to relax, combined with progressive failure of contraction of the smooth muscle. Download the fact sheet below to know more about its clinical features, differentials, investigations and the principles of management.
Content – Mufaro Mutoti; Design – Chia Yen Lek (SIGMUM Committee of 2021/2022)
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