Familial esophageal achalasia in mother and son

Sumesh Raj, G. V. Rajan


Familial esophageal achalasia a rare presentation, is most often described in monozygotic twins or siblings. Parent/child association is very rare and exhaustive review of the literature found about 5 times as many instances of affected siblings than instances of affected parent/child. Only seven instances of parent/child association have been reported till date. We report a 75 -year-old lady with achalasia cardia and her son who developed the same illness one year later. Mother was treated by Heller's surgery and son is presently on medical management.


Achalasia, Esophagus, Familial

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