Achalasia in siblings in infancy

P. Sadashiva Rao, Vijaykumar, P. L.N.G. Rao

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Abstract

Achalasia is rare in children, more so familial. We report two siblings with familial achalasia who presented in their infancy with vomiting and failure to thrive. Achalasia can be misdiagnosed as upper gastrointestinal obstruction as happened in one of our siblings. Esophageal contrast roentgenography is diagnostic. Both the children were treated successfully by transabdominal esophagomyotomy with fundoplication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-888
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2001
Externally publishedYes

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Esophageal Achalasia
Siblings
Failure to Thrive
Fundoplication
Diagnostic Errors
Radiography
Vomiting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Sadashiva Rao, P., Vijaykumar, & Rao, P. L. N. G. (2001). Achalasia in siblings in infancy. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 68(9), 887-888. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02762120
Sadashiva Rao, P. ; Vijaykumar ; Rao, P. L.N.G. / Achalasia in siblings in infancy. In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2001 ; Vol. 68, No. 9. pp. 887-888.
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Sadashiva Rao P, Vijaykumar, Rao PLNG. Achalasia in siblings in infancy. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2001 Jan 1;68(9):887-888. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02762120