The Kagoshima consensus on esophageal achalasia

G. Triadafilopoulos*, G. E. Boeckxstaens, R. Gullo, M. G. Patti, J. E. Pandolfino, P. J. Kahrilas, A. Duranceau, G. Jamieson, G. Zaninotto

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Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder characterized by lack of peristalsis and a lower esophageal sphincter that fails to relax appropriately in response to swallowing. This article summarizes the most salient issues in the diagnosis and management of achalasia as discussed in a symposium that took place in Kagoshima, Japan, in September 2010 under the auspices of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-348
Number of pages12
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Achalasia
  • BoTox injection
  • Heller myotomy
  • High resolution manometry
  • Myotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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