Manometric findings of esophageal motor disorders in 240 Brazilian patients with non-cardiac chest pain.

@article{Lemme2000ManometricFO,
  title={Manometric findings of esophageal motor disorders in 240 Brazilian patients with non-cardiac chest pain.},
  author={Eponina Maria de Oliveira Lemme and Joaquim Prado Pinto de Moraes-Filho and Gerson Domingues and Cl{\'a}udia Martins De Grossi Firman and Jo{\~a}o Pantoja},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2000},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={117-121}
}
Two hundred and forty Brazilian patients with chest pain and normal cardiac evaluation were submitted to computerized esophageal manometry. Endoscopic examination and/or swallow barium studies had excluded obstructive lesions. Motor disorders were found in 63% of patients; non-specific motors disorders and hypotensive lower esophageal sphincter were the most common. The finding of nutcracker esophagus in only 6% of the patients is a quite different rate from what has been previously described… CONTINUE READING