Which manometric findings of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) suggest esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Lower esophageal sphincter

LES may have a hypertensive resting pressure (>45 mm Hg), although LES pressures can also be normal but not low (60 mm Hg) are observed in patients with vigorous achalasia.


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