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Familial esophageal achalasia in mother and son

Journal: International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 142-144

Keywords : Achalasia; Esophagus; Familial;

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Familial esophageal achalasia a rare presentation, is most often described in monozygotic twins or siblings. Parent/child association is very rare and exhaustive review of the literature found about 5 times as many instances of affected siblings than instances of affected parent/child. Only seven instances of parent/child association have been reported till date. We report a 75 -year-old lady with achalasia cardia and her son who developed the same illness one year later. Mother was treated by Heller's surgery and son is presently on medical management. [Int J Res Med Sci 2013; 1(2.000): 142-144]

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