Gut and Liver 2010; 4(1): 106-109 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.1.106 Esophageal Bezoar in a Patient with Achalasia: Case Report and Literature Review
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Ki Hoon Kim, Suck Chei Choi, Geom Seog Seo, Yong Sung Kim, Chang Soo Choi, and Chong Ju Im
Department of Internal Medicine, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea

Suck Chei Choi
© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Association the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer. All rights reserved.

Abstract
Esophageal bezoars are rare, but are recognized as a distinct clinical entity. They are known to occur in patients with esophageal structural and functional abnormalities, but only a few cases of the development of esophageal bezoars in patients with esophageal motility disorders have only been described. We report a rare case of an esophageal bezoar that developed in a patient with achalasia, and review the literature concerning esophageal bezoars associated with esophageal motility disorders. (Gut Liver 2010;4:106-109)
Keywords: Bezoar; Esophagus; Esophageal achalasia; Esophageal motility disorders
Abstract
Esophageal bezoars are rare, but are recognized as a distinct clinical entity. They are known to occur in patients with esophageal structural and functional abnormalities, but only a few cases of the development of esophageal bezoars in patients with esophageal motility disorders have only been described. We report a rare case of an esophageal bezoar that developed in a patient with achalasia, and review the literature concerning esophageal bezoars associated with esophageal motility disorders. (Gut Liver 2010;4:106-109)
Keywords: Bezoar; Esophagus; Esophageal achalasia; Esophageal motility disorders
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