Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Review
. May-Jun 2016;19(3):303-7.
doi: 10.4103/1119-3077.179275.

Pseudoachalasia: A Review

Affiliations
Free article
Review

Pseudoachalasia: A Review

U Abubakar et al. Niger J Clin Pract. .
Free article

Abstract

Pseudoachalasia presents typically like achalasia. It account for only 2.4-4% of patients presenting with achalasia-like symptoms. Clinical, radiologic and endoscopic findings resemble those of achalasia but treatment and prognosis are different in these conditions. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the condition and highlight challenges in diagnosis and distinguishing features between the two conditions. A review of the publications obtained from Medline search, medical libraries, and Google on 'pseudoachalasia' and 'secondary achalasia' was done. A total of 50 articles were retrieved and used for this review. There has been tremendous efforts towards establishing the diagnosis of pseudoachalasia both clinically and with the use of modern investigative modalities but to date its still difficult to distinguish it from achalasia. Endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography and computerized tomography scan have shown promising results.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 5 articles

  • Pseudoachalasia Following Nissen Fundoplication.
    Harbaugh JW, Clayton SB. Harbaugh JW, et al. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Mar 2;7(2):e00318. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000318. eCollection 2020 Feb. ACG Case Rep J. 2020. PMID: 32440524 Free PMC article.
  • 2019 Seoul Consensus on Esophageal Achalasia Guidelines.
    Jung HK, Hong SJ, Lee OY, Pandolfino J, Park H, Miwa H, Ghoshal UC, Mahadeva S, Oshima T, Chen M, Chua ASB, Cho YK, Lee TH, Min YW, Park CH, Kwon JG, Park MI, Jung K, Park JK, Jung KW, Lim HC, Jung DH, Kim DH, Lim CH, Moon HS, Park JH, Choi SC, Suzuki H, Patcharatrakul T, Wu JCY, Lee KJ, Tanaka S, Siah KTH, Park KS, Kim SE; Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Jung HK, et al. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020 Apr 30;26(2):180-203. doi: 10.5056/jnm20014. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020. PMID: 32235027 Free PMC article. Review.
  • Pseudoachalasia secondary to metastatic bladder cancer.
    Haberstroh W, Shafa S. Haberstroh W, et al. BMJ Open Gastroenterol. 2019 Jul 11;6(1):e000284. doi: 10.1136/bmjgast-2019-000284. eCollection 2019. BMJ Open Gastroenterol. 2019. PMID: 31354958 Free PMC article.
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Gastrohepatic Omentum: A Malignant Presentation of Pseudoachalasia.
    Then EO, Ofosu A, Rawla P, Sunkara T, Dadana S, Culliford A, Gaduputi V. Then EO, et al. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2019 Jan 13;2019:1803036. doi: 10.1155/2019/1803036. eCollection 2019. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2019. PMID: 30733877 Free PMC article.
  • Intramural esophageal bronchogenic cyst mimicking achalasia in a toddler.
    Lin JS, Yu YR, Chiou EH, Chumpitazi BP, Schady DA, Brandt ML. Lin JS, et al. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Jan;33(1):119-123. doi: 10.1007/s00383-016-3994-y. Epub 2016 Nov 7. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017. PMID: 27822780

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback