Physiopathology of lower esophageal diverticulum and its implications for treatment.

  title={Physiopathology of lower esophageal diverticulum and its implications for treatment.},
  author={Haile T. Debas and W. Spencer Payne and A. V. Cameron and H. C. Carlson},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  volume={151 5},
This study attempted to define the esophageal motor disturbances and pathogenesis of symptoms in patients with lower esophageal diverticulum. Sixty-five patients were investigated by manometry in addition to roentgenography and endoscopy. Fifty had manometric evidence of abnormal motility, most often diffuse spasm or achalasia. Of the 15 patients with normal esophageal motility, 13 had hiatal hernia, and five of these had a high grade distal esophageal stricture. Pressures in the lower… CONTINUE READING
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