What is the pathophysiology of the primary esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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The pathophysiology of the primary esophageal motility disorders is poorly defined, with the exception of achalasia. The underlying cause of all the primary motility disorders remains elusive. The secondary motility disorders, such as scleroderma esophagus or esophageal motility disorder of diabetes, are better understood from the standpoint of the preexisting underlying disorders.


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