[Diagnostic problems in the differentiation of achalasia and spasm of the oesophagus (author's transl)].


In 15 patients suspected to have achalasia or diffuse spasm of the oesophagus we were unable to make the final diagnosis of their motility disorder in spite of radiologic, endoscopic, and manometric examinations. In 5 patients the radiologic and manometric results showed a discrepancy. In 4 patients only the lower oesophageal sphincter exhibited failure fo… (More)


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