What is the morbidity 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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Spastic esophageal motility disorders are associated with symptomatic discomfort but do not lead to the severity of dysphagia observed in patients with achalasia. Chest pain is, in fact, a more common complaint that may precipitate emergency room visits and cardiologic evaluations.


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