Esophageal achalasia secondary to mesothelioma

Markus Goldschmiedt, Walter L. Peterson, Ricardo Spielberger, Edward L. Lee, Stanley F. Kurtz, Mark Feldman

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Abstract

Achalasia secondary to malignancy is rare, with most cases associated with gastric adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction. This report describes the clinicopathologic features of a 64-year-old man found to have mesothelioma as the cause of secondary achalasia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of secondary achalasia produced by a mesothelioma. We reviewed the English literature in regard to achalasia induced by tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1289
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1989

Keywords

  • achalasia
  • esophagus
  • mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Goldschmiedt, M., Peterson, W. L., Spielberger, R., Lee, E. L., Kurtz, S. F., & Feldman, M. (1989). Esophageal achalasia secondary to mesothelioma. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 34(8), 1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01537280