What should be included in the physical exam for suspected esophageal motility disorder?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Clinical signs of scleroderma in the proper clinical setting must be noted, especially skin changes.

A bedside swallowing challenge may be performed with a glass of water.

Evaluate the patient's general nutrition and hydration status if significant dysphagia is reported.


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