Upper Esophageal Sphincter

Known as: Esophageal Sphincter, Upper, Sphincter, Upper Esophageal, UES 
The structure at the pharyngoesophageal junction consisting chiefly of the CRICOPHARYNGEUS MUSCLE. It normally occludes the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
  • Steven J. Phillipsa, Robert P. Andersonb, Robert E. Schapired
  • 2005
The availability of detailed environmental data, together with inexpensive and powerful computers, has fueled a rapid increase in… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Upper esophageal sphincter (UES) refers to the high-pressure zone located in between the pharynx and the cervical esophagus. The… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Earlier studies have shown that the cross-sectional area of the deglutitive upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening in healthy… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
The influence of aging on oral-pharyngeal swallowing was assessed by simultaneous manometry and videoradiography in 14… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
Pharyngeal coordination, sphincter opening, and flow pressures during swallowing were investigated in patients with pharyngeal… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Studies were done on eight normal subjects with synchronized videofluoroscopy and manometry to facilitate a biomechanical… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Manometric studies of pharyngeal-upper esophageal sphincter (UES) coordination during swallowing have proven difficult. Asymmetry… (More)
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1990
1990
Recent improvements in manometric catheters have made measurement of pharyngeal (P) and upper esophageal sphincter (UES… (More)
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Studies were done on 8 normal subjects with synchronized videofluoroscopy and manometry to facilitate a biomechanical analysis of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
Upper esophageal sphincter function was investigated during swallows of graded volumes in 8 normal volunteers. Concurrent… (More)
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