Primary neonatal cricopharyngeal achalasia: A case report and Review of the literature

Michael A. Skinner, Nicholas A. Shorter

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Abstract

Primary cricopharyngeal achalasia is a rare cause of dysphagia in the pediatric population. In a review of the literature, only 11 well-documented cases were discovered. We report the case of a newborn with cricopharyngeal achalasia who was successfully treated with a myotomy of the upper esophageal sphincter. A review of the literature is presented and treatment options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1511
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1992

Keywords

  • Achalasia, cricopharyngeal
  • cervical dysphagia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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