M. J. Kelley Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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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
Kelley MJ. The Clinical Value of Esophageal Motility Tests.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:726. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-726_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):726.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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