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Korean J Gastrointest Motil. 1998 Nov;4(2):144-149. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SJ , Song CW , Lee G , Kim KH , Jeen YT , Jeon HJ , Lee SW , Kim CD , Ryu HS , Hyun JH , Kim KT .
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Institute of Digestive and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Pseudoachalasia is a distinct clinical entity that mimics idiopathic achalasia. However, the pathophysiology of pseudoachalasia is debated. Although neoplastic involvement of the distal esophagus is the most common cause of pseudoachalasia, benign disease of the distal esophagus could result in clinical entity of pseudoachalasia as well. We report a case of pseudoachalasia following a benign esophageal stricture by gastroesophageal reflux disease, which needs to differentiate from malignant esophageal strictures.

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