Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 328–329 | Cite as

The syndrome of achalasia of the esophagus, ACTH insensitivity and alacrima

  • M. M. Ambrosino
  • N. B. Genieser
  • B. S. Bangaru
  • C. Sklar
  • M. H. Becker
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Abstract

A 7-year-old male presented with a triple A syndrome, a tirad of ACTH insensitivity, achilasia and alacrima. His clinical course is followed and the literature reviewed.

Keywords

Public Health Achalasia ACTH Insensitivity 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Ambrosino
    • 1
  • N. B. Genieser
    • 1
  • B. S. Bangaru
    • 2
  • C. Sklar
    • 2
  • M. H. Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNew York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsNew York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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