How are esophageal motility disorders classified?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Esophageal motility disorders discussed in this article include the following:

  • Achalasia

  • Spastic esophageal motility disorders, including diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), nutcracker esophagus, and hypertensive LES

  • Nonspecific esophageal motility disorder (inefficient esophageal motility disorder)

  • Secondary esophageal motility disorders related to scleroderma, diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, psychiatric disorders, and presbyesophagus

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