Acid-provoked esophageal spasm as a cause of noncardiac chest pain.

@article{Crozier1991AcidprovokedES,
  title={Acid-provoked esophageal spasm as a cause of noncardiac chest pain.},
  author={R E Crozier and Michael E. Glick and Samantha P Gibb and F. Henry Ellis and John Veerman},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1991},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={1576-80}
}
A total of 394 patients with noncardiac chest pain underwent both basal esophageal manometry and combined esophageal motility and acid perfusion studies between 1986 and 1988. On basal esophageal manometry, 275 patients had a normal response, 64 patients had findings of high-amplitude peristalsis or "nut-cracker" esophagus, and 11 patients exhibited changes of diffuse esophageal spasm. Of the 275 patients who had normal findings on basal esophageal manometry, 90 patients (33%) had a positive… CONTINUE READING

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