[Pseudoachalasia due to amyloidosis treated by botulinum toxin].

  • Benjelloun M
  • Peng C
  • Héritier F
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Pseudoachalasia mimics primary achalasia and can provoke serious complications in the elderly.

CASE RECORD: A 84 years-old woman had dysphagia with recurrent pneumonia. Pseudoachalasia related to a multifocal primitive amyloidosis was diagnosed. Treatment with botulinum toxin injection during a gastric fibroscopy resulted in clinical improvement, still notable 15 months later.

DISCUSSION: Botulinum toxin injection may be a useful tool in treatment of pseudoachalasia due to amyloidosis.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amyloidosis, Familial
  • Amyloidosis, Familial: complications
  • Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
  • Anti-Dyskinesia Agents: therapeutic use
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Botulinum Toxins: therapeutic use
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Deglutition Disorders: drug therapy
  • Deglutition Disorders: etiology
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Achalasia: diagnosis
  • Esophageal Achalasia: drug therapy
  • Esophageal Achalasia: etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia: etiology

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Authors

  • M Benjelloun

  • C-L Peng

  • F Héritier

  • M Roger

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