4. Esophageal Motility Disorders: Achalasia and Spastic Motor Disorders

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine4,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist5,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine4 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine6
  1. Jason R Roberts1,
  2. Marcelo F Vela2 and
  3. Joel E Richter3

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch4

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Roberts, J. R., Vela, M. F. and Richter, J. E. (2010) Esophageal Motility Disorders: Achalasia and Spastic Motor Disorders, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 6

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    Gastroenterology Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Esophageal motility disorders: Achalasia and spastic motor disorders;
  • cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP);
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
  • Comparisons of different treatment modalities;
  • post-treatment GER varies among studies for both PD and HM;
  • Treatment of spastic motility disorders;
  • Pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy;
  • pneumatic dilatation or esophageal myotomy as treatment of DES

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Achalasia

  • Spastic motility disorders

  • Summary

  • References