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Achalasia cardia in an infant

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Arulprakash Sarangapani ,

Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India, IN
About Arulprakash

Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India 

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Shanthi Vijayaraghavan,

Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India, IN
About Shanthi
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India
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S Shanmuganathan,

Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India
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Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India
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S Rajanikanth

Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India
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Professor & Head, Department of Gastroenterology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 116. Tamilnadu, India
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Abstract

Achalasia cardia is a neuromuscular disorder of the oesophagus, characterized by abnormal oesophageal motility and failure of lower esophageal sphincter relaxation. It usually manifests in the fourth and fifth decades of life. It is unusual in childhood and is extremely rare under the age of one year. We report a 7-month-old child with oesophageal achalasia treated with laparoscopic Heller’s oesophagomyotomy.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2010; 40: 74-75

(Key words: Achalasia cardia; infant; reflux; dysphagia)

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v40i2.3097

How to Cite: Sarangapani, A., Vijayaraghavan, S., Shanmuganathan, S. and Rajanikanth, S., 2011. Achalasia cardia in an infant. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 40(2), pp.74–75. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v40i2.3097
Published on 08 Jun 2011.
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