TITLE

Botulinum Toxin for Suspected Pseudoachalasia

AUTHOR(S)
Vallera, Raymond A.; Brazer, Scott R.
PUB. DATE
August 1995
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1995, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p1319
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe a 74-yr-old man with stage III adenocarcinoma of the lung who presented with suspected malignancy-induced secondary achalasia and responded clinically to intrasphincteric injections of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Allergen Inc., Irvine, CA). We discuss the use of botulinum toxin in this setting, as well as diagnostic strategies to differentiate achalasia from pseudoachalasia.
ACCESSION #
16025044

 

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