Achalasia - a not so common yet fascinating esophageal motility disorder

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In 2014, I was asked to present Grand Rounds by Professor John Hunter at the Oregon Health and Science University. I had completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship under his (and Dr. Brett Sheppard’s) tutelage in 2005, and it was a great honour to return as a visiting professor. The topic assigned to me was ‘Achalasia’. Unfortunately, not the more comfortable topics of gastro-esophageal reflux or upper gastrointestinal cancer!
Original languageEnglish
Article number11
Number of pages2
Journalannals of esophagus
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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  • Achalasia
  • esophageal cancer (EC)
  • surveillance
  • endoscopy

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