Comparative esophageal and anorectal motility in scleroderma.

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Esophageal and anorectal pressures were recorded in 26 patients (4 men and 22 women) with scleroderma. Eleven patients suffered from a localized form of the disease and 15 from progressive systemic sclerosis. The latter only had marked functional abnormalities in esophageal and anorectal motility. Mean resting pressure at the lower esophageal sphincter of… (More)

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