What is the incidence of esophageal motility disorders in patients with anorexia nervosa and endoscopic sclerotherapy?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Altered esophageal motility is sometimes seen in patients with anorexia nervosa. [3]  It is also seen in patients following eradication of esophageal varices by endoscopic sclerotherapy, in association with an increased number of endoscopic sessions but not with manometric parameters. [4] Features of esophageal motility after endoscopic sclerotherapy are a defective lower sphincter and defective and hypotensive peristalsis.


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