Jean K. Haddad, M.D. (Associate); Marvin H. Sleisenger, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Fifteen male patients with gastroesophageal reflux but without a radiographically demonstrable hiatal hernia (chalasia) were studied by esophageal motility; their gastroesophageal sphincter pressures were compared to those of 15 healthy men without reflux. Manometric studies were perfoxrmed with constant catheter perfusion and intraluminal pH monitoring. Reflux of barium at time of upper gastrointestinal radiography was seen in only two of the chalasia group and in none of the controls. A hiatal hernia was not demonstrated in any of the 30 patients, either radiographically or manometrically. Many in the chalasia group had been symptomatic for long periods of time and had
Haddad JK, Sleisenger MH. Adult Chalasia. The Incompetent Gastroesophageal Sphincter and Reflux Esophagitis.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:792. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-792_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):792.
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