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Achalasia - How to prevent?

Achalasia - Causes and Risk Factors

Achalasia - Diagnosis

How is achalasia diagnosed?

Three tests are performed to diagnose achalasia. They are:

    (a) Endoscopy (oesophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • A flexible scope is passed into the oesophagus to rule out other causes of dysphagia such as tumours/growths.
    (b) Barium swallow
  • A specialised x-ray of the passage of the swallowed barium down the oesophagus.
    (c) High resolution manometry
  • A test that measures the pressure, timing and contractions of the oesophagus as well as the lower oesophageal sphincter relaxation.
  • It helps to confirm and determine the subtype of achalasia.

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