Corkscrew Oesophagus

(redirected from Idiopathic Diffuse Oesophageal Spasm)
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A neurogenic disorder characterised by periodically spaced, high-amplitude spastic peristaltic contractions of the lower oesophagus that occur spontaneously or are evoked by swallowing or gastric acid reflux
Pathogenesis Due to increased responsiveness to neurotransmitters or hormones
Management Antispasmodics, avoidance of cold fluids, dilation, myotomy
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