• Achalasia Cardia Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Stricture: Narrowing or tightening of the esophagus leading to obstruction.
  • Scleroderma: This is a connective tissue disorder of autoimmune origin with systemic involvement.
  • Globus Hystericus: This is a subjective sensation of a lump like object inside the throat extending to stomach. This is commonly observed in hysterical and hypochondriac patients, hence the name.
  • Dyspepsia: Difficulty in digestion or a discomfort in stomach.
  • Esophageal Perforation: A small hole or aperture in the wall of the esophagus.
  • Aperistalsis: Absence of peristaltic movements- symmetric contraction and relaxation in the esophagus.