What are the benefits of endoscopy in the evaluation of esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Endoscopy is insensitive in determining primary motility abnormalities of the esophagus. In patients with advanced disease, the esophagus becomes atonic, dilated, and tortuous, which may be appreciated endoscopically.


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