A case of carcinoma of the cardia presenting with features of achalasia is described. The correct diagnosis was made only at operation. Microscopic study of the resected tissue showed infiltration of the esophageal muscle fibres as well as neural elements by malignant cells. The infiltration of the nerve twigs by the malignant cells is considered to have interfered with the lower esophageal sphincteric mechanism and produced the clinical picture of achalasia.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Indian Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1973|