M. J. Kelley, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Kelley MJ. The Clinical Value of Esophageal Motility Tests.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:726. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-726_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):726.
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This report is designed to point out the value of intraluminal studies of esophageal motility performed in patients from a general hospital population who presented diagnostic problems of esophageal motor function. The resting and deglutition pressures in the esophagus and its sphincters were detected by a 5 by 5 mm water-filled balloon and 2 laterally notched polyethylene tubes separated by intervals of 5 cm, connected to extracorporeally placed pressure transducers and recorded on a multichannel polygraph. The tubes are easily swallowed and there is no risk in the procedure.
Cases will be described delineating the findings in several disorders to
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Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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