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Late-onset achalasia after esophageal atresia repair


  • This case was reported as a video presentation at the XXII Spanish Chapter of the ISDE celebrated on April 14–15th 2011 in Girona, Spain.

  • The authors consider that this case provides relevant clinical information for specialized professionals in esophageal disorders.

  • The authors declare this paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • This case report is not part of any protocol or trial. The authors state that the patient's identity was preserved at all times.

  • The authors declare no financial support or conflict of interests.

Dr Eduard Targarona, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau, Barcelona 08041, Spain. Email:


The development of achalasia in a patient with a history of esophageal atresia (EA) is rare. Here, we report a patient who had undergone surgery for EA at birth and presented achalasia at 30 years of age. He was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery.

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