Pathogenesis Due to increased responsiveness to neurotransmitters or hormones
Management Antispasmodics, avoidance of cold fluids, dilation, myotomy
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corkscrew esophagusThe radiocontrast image of an esophagus with periodically spaced, high-amplitude spastic peristaltic contractions of the lower esophagus, due to ↑ responsiveness to neurotransmitters or hormones Clinical 'Corkscrew esophagus triad': retrosternal pain, ↑ intraluminal pressure, uncoordinated muscle contractions, and dysphagia and weight loss; it may be asymptomatic; in the lower esophagus, the contractions may ↑ intraluminal pressure, producing transient pseudodiverticuli
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