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Endoscopy in achalasia
  1. W. Roesch


    In achalasia oesophagoscopy should be used to rule out definitely carcinoma of the cardia involving the myenteric plexus of the lower oesophageal sphincter. An easy passage of the instrument through the narrow terminal segment is characteristic but not always possible due to extreme distortion. Syncopal attacks are rarely encountered.

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