What is the role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and endoscopy in the evaluation of esophageal spasm?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Ahmad Malas, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), or upper endoscopy, can reveal associated disorders such as hiatal hernia, reflux esophagitis, and strictures.

Endoscopy is not useful to help diagnose dysmotility, but it may be helpful to exclude erosive esophagitis or stricture.


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