Esophageal Reflux and Dysmotility as the Basis for Persistent Cervical Symptoms

  title={Esophageal Reflux and Dysmotility as the Basis for Persistent Cervical Symptoms},
  author={S J Ossakow and Grace H. Elta and Thomas Colturi and R. S. Bogdasarian and Timothy T. Nostrant},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={96 4},
To examine a possible esophageal basis for cervical symptoms, we studied 63 patients with persistent cervical complaints, 36 patients with gastroesophageal reflux but no cervical symptoms, and ten normal subjects. Patients were evaluated for a history of pyrosis and regurgitation and underwent otolaryngologic examination, barium esophagram, upper endoscopy, esophageal biopsy, standard esophageal manometrics, acid reflux testing, and Bernstein examination, as well as tests of esophageal… CONTINUE READING


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