cardiospasm


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Related to cardiospasm: achalasia
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Noun1.cardiospasm - a spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
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car·di·o·spasm

n. cardiospasmo, espasmo o contracción del cardias.
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Other features may include esophagitis, cardiospasm, achlorhydria, nail deformation that includes koilonychias or clubbing, enlargement of spleen and thyroid, splenic tumors, dermatitis, seborrheica, hyperkeratosis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, and visual disturbances [1].
(7) It was however known as cardiospasm till the term 'achalasia' was coined by Sir Arthur Hurst in 1927.
Epiphrenic and mid-oesophageal diverticula have been reported with numerous manometric abnormalities, namely DOS, nutcracker oesophagus, achalasia and cardiospasm. Symptoms result from the cause, and rarely from the diverticulum per se.