Achalasia of the Esophagus in Association with Renal Cell Carcinoma

Flavio D. Manela, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, Frederick F. Paustian, Rodney J. Taylor

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A case of secondary achalasia due to renal cell carcinoma is presented. The patient presented with typical clinical, radiologic, and manometric features of achalasia, and was found to have a renal cell carcinoma with metastases to lymph nodes in the region of the cardioesophageal junction. Direct esophageal involvement could not be demonstrated, however, Complete symptomatic remission was obtained with a single hydrostatic balloon dilatation of the cardioesophageal junction and was maintained until the patient's death 7 months later, perhaps as a result of regression of paraesophageal nodal metastases following radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1812-1816
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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