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Radiological evaluation of esophageal function in dysphagia with special emphasis on achalasia

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Title: Radiological evaluation of esophageal function in dysphagia with special emphasis on achalasia
Authors: Andersson, Mats
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Radiology
Parts of work: I. Kostic S, Andersson M, Hellström M, Lönroth H, Lundell L. Timed barium esophagogram in the assessment of patients with achalasia: Reproducibility and observer variation. Diseases of the Esophagus 2005; 18: 96-103.

II. Andersson M, Kostic S, Ruth M, Lönroth H, Kjellin A, Hellström M, Lundell L. Characteristics of the timed barium esophagogram in newly diagnosed idiopathic achalasia. Clinical and manometric correlates. Acta Radiol 2007; 48: 2-9.

III. Andersson M, Lundell L, Kostic S, Ruth M, Lönroth H, Kjellin A, Hellström M. Evaluation of the response to treatment in patients with idiopathic achalasia by the timed barium esophagogram: results from a randomized clinical trial. Provisionally accepted for publication in Diseases of the Esophagus.

IV. Bergquist H, Andersson M, Ejnell H, Hellström M, Lundell L, Ruth M. Functional and radiological evaluation of free jejunal transplant reconstructions after radical resection of hypopharyngeal or proximal esophageal cancer. World Journal of Surgery 2007; 31: 1988-1995.

Date of Defence: 2008-10-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 oktober 2008, kl. 9.00, i föreläsningssal "Förmaket", Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Achalasia
Barium esophagogram
Reproducibility of findings
Observer variation
Laparoscopic myotomy
Balloon dilatation
Esophageal neoplasms
Abstract: In idiopathic achalasia, degeneration of the inhibitory innervation of the esophageal smooth muscle results in absence of primary peristalsis and in incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). All treatments for achalasia aim at reducing the pressure gradient across the LES, thus facilitating esophageal emptying by gravity. Objective evaluation of the response to treatment is important, since persistent poor emptying may lead to progressive deterioration of esophageal function... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7566-4
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