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Esophageal spasm


'Diffuse esophageal spasm' (DES) is a condition in which uncoordinated contractions of the esophagus occur. It is thought to result from motility disorders of the esophagus. These spasms do not propel food effectively to the stomach. It can cause dysphagia,...
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Up-to-the-minute news coverage of national, regional and international news ... Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain in association ...
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The cause of esophageal spasm is unknown. ... Esophageal spasms are uncommon. ... In rare cases, surgery is used to treat esophageal spasm. ...
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Overview: Broadly, esophageal spasm can be subdivided into 2 distinct entities: (1) diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), in which contractions are uncoordinated, and (2) ...
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Esophageal spasms can prevent food from reaching the stomach, leaving it stuck in the esophagus. ... In rare cases, surgery is used to treat esophageal spasm. ...
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Esophageal spasms — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of abnormal muscle spasms in the esophagus. ... This is one form of esophageal spasm. ...
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Diffuse esophageal spasm causes the esophagus to contract in an uncoordinated way. ... Diffuse esophageal spasms can be caused by disruptions or damage to the nerves ...
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Esophageal spasm; Union Memorial Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland MD ... The cause of esophageal spasm is unknown. ... An esophageal spasm may be an ...
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Esophageal Spasm, St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor Michigan: Esophageal spasms are irregular, uncoordinated, and sometimes powerful contractions of the esophagus , the ...
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When esophageal spasm or achalasia is present, treatment of sphincter tightness ... Esophageal spasm also may cause severe pain without swallowing difficulty. ...
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hospital, we identified 14 patients with diffuse esophageal spasm confirmed on barium studies ... esophageal spasm have shown that some of. these individuals ...
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More about Diffuse Esophageal Spasm: Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Resources Diffuse Esophageal Spasm Definition Diffuse
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INTRODUCTION The clinical relevance of esophageal motility abnormalities such as diffuse esophageal spasm (DES) and the nutcracker esophagus is best understood when ...
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