Infantile achalasia. Brief clinical report

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1976 Nov;72(5):809-12.


Achalasia of the esophagus is an unusual lesion in childhood and is quite rare under the age of one year. The case of a 3-month-old child with esophageal achalasia treated with a Heller esophagomyotomy is illustrated. Seven previously documented cases of achalasia in children under the age of one year are reviewed and the difficulties of diagnosing this lesion in childhood are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Esophageal Achalasia / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Achalasia / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male