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As a student of esophagology for the past 20 years, I sat down to peruse this book with a good deal of anticipation and I was not disappointed when I completed my reading. The author has done an admirable job in compiling a comprehensive approach to the physiology, pathophysiology, and therapy of motor disorders of the esophagus, from anatomy and normal motor activity to motility disturbances. Methods to evaluate esophageal function, such as barium X-ray examinations, endoscopy, and intraluminal manometry, are related to the symptoms and the resultant anatomical derangements related to deranged esophageal motor function. The displays of motility
Motor Disorders of the Esophagus.. Ann Intern Med. ;88:277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-2-277_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(2):277.
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