Pathophysiology of chest pain in patients with nutcracker esophagus

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:Nutcracker esophagus is a manometric pattern that is commonly seen in patients with functional (noncardiac) chest pain. However, this pattern is often unassociated with pain. Consequently, the pathophysiology of chest pain in these patients is unclear.METHODS:We prospectively examined the sensory perception and biomechanical properties of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2001.03791.x

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