Esophageal achalasia in late pregnancy

A. J. Satin, D. Twickler, L. C. Gilstrap

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Esophageal achalasia is a rare disorder that may mimic nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Presentation or persistence of these symptoms in the latter half of pregnancy is unusual. We describe a case of third-trimester weight loss due to the nausea and vomiting of achalasia. Pneumatic dilation of the esophagus is often necessary to improve oral intake. However, advances in nutritional supplementation may prevent malnutrition and allow treatment and its complications to be delayed until after delivery. (Obstet Gynecol 1992;79:812-4)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-814
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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