Acute airway obstruction and achalasia of the esophagus

Daniel Zikk, Yoram Rapoport, Joseph Papo, Doron Halperin, Mordechai Z. Himelfarb

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Abstract

Patients with achalasia tolerate considerable distension of the esophagus. Respiratory symptoms usually are due to regurgitation and pulmonary aspiration of retained food rather than to a space-occupying mechanism. We describe a case of previously undiagnosed achalasia presenting in an elderly woman with symptoms consistent with tracheal obstruction of acute onset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-643
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume98
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

Keywords

  • airway obstruction
  • esophageal achalasia
  • esophagus

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