Acute airway obstruction secondary to achalasia mega-oesophagus

Ho, V., and Whiting, P. (2008) Acute airway obstruction secondary to achalasia mega-oesophagus. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 36 (4). pp. 582-584.

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Abstract

Acute airway obstruction is a very rare presentation of achalasia. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman with previously undiagnosed achalasia who presented with acute respiratory distress and stridor due to tracheal compression by mega-oesophagus. Anaesthetists and physicians caring for patients with achalasia must be aware of the need for emergency oesophageal decompression in this rare and life-threatening condition.

Item ID: 25101
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1448-0271
Keywords: oesophagus, achalasia, airway obstruction
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 23:56
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110301 Anaesthesiology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) @ 100%
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