achalasia

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ach·a·la·sia

 (ăk′ə-lā′zhə)
n.
The failure of a ring of muscle fibers, such as a sphincter of the esophagus, to relax.

[New Latin : a- + Greek khalasis, relaxation (from khalān, to loosen).]

achalasia

(ˌækəˈleɪzɪə)
n
(Medicine) pathol failure of the cardiac sphincter of the oesophagus to relax, resulting in difficulty in swallowing
[New Latin, from a-1 + Greek chalasis relaxation]

ach•a•la•sia

(ˌæk əˈleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
inability of a circular muscle, esp. of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction.
[1910–15; a-6 + Greek chálas(is) (chala-, s. of chalân to loosen + -sis -sis) + -ia]
Translations

a·cha·la·sia

n. acalasia, falta de capacidad de relajación esp. de una abertura o esfínter.

achalasia

n acalasia
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Patients with secondary achalasia and those deemed unfit to tolerate endoscopic procedures, due to severe co-morbid conditions, were excluded from this study.
Patients of achalasia cardia operated through trans throcacic approach, in whom a fundoplication technique other than Dor patch was performed and patients with secondary achalasia were excluded from the study.
2) Secondary achalasia affects patients much less commonly and can be caused by entities such as esophageal carcinoma and Chagas disease.