What is the role of endoscopic ultrasonography in the workup 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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Endoscopic ultrasonography remains investigational in managing achalasia, although it has been used to work up tumors or infiltrative diseases of pseudoachalasia as well as to assist in botulinum toxin injection. Current studies are assessing the role of endoscopic ultrasonography defining motor corollaries to the various esophageal motility disorders.


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