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Esophageal pathology with respiratory impact

Ioan Simon, Marioara Simon, Florina Tarita
Esophageal pathology with respiratory impact

We present some of digestive diseases: achalazia, esophageal diverticula and esophageal fistula, which in their evolution determine respiratory symptoms: dispnea, cough and imitate until confusion respiratory diseases. The diagnosis is most of the time difficult  and it needs special investigations. A better knowledge of these diseases it helps us to avoid mistakes in diagnosis.

Key words:  achalazia, esophageal diverticula, esophageal fistula, respiratory symptoms