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Esophageal Function in Health and Disease.

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Edited by Castell Donald O., Johnson Lawrence F.. . 372 pages. Elsevier Biomedical; , New York, Amsterdam, and Oxford: , 1983.. $32.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):329. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-329_2
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An alternate title for this book might be Everything You Want or Need to Know About the Esophagus. Castell and Johnson and the other contributors to this book, all of whom are experts in the field, have produced a comprehensive review of the esophagus. The anatomic, physiologic, and pathophysiologic aspects of esophageal motor function are covered in clear, concise terms. A discussion of symptoms of esophageal dysfunction is followed by an explanation of their evaluation and cause. An entire chapter is devoted to reviewing tests of esophageal function, including the details of intraluminal manometry, tests for reflux, prolonged pH monitoring,


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