What is the prognosis of spastic esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Whether or not symptomatic relief is achieved, the prognosis in patients with spastic esophageal motility disorders is favorable. Life expectancy is not affected, and weight loss is rare.

If symptoms progress, then the workup should be repeated because DES can progress to achalasia.


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