esophageal spasm


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e·soph·a·ge·al spasm

a disorder of the motility of the esophagus characterized by pain or forceful eructations after swallowing food. Esophageal muscle contractions are of excessive force and duration. Chest pain can be confused with symptoms of cardiac or other origin.

esophageal spasm

GI disease A dysmotility of the LES, characterized by retrosternal anginal pain or heartburn. See GERD, Lower esophageal sphincter.

e·soph·a·ge·al spasm

(ĕ-sofă-jēăl spazm)
Disorder of the motility of the esophagus characterized by pain or forceful belches after swallowing food. Esophageal muscle contractions are of excessive force and duration. Chest pain can be confused with symptoms of cardiac or other origin.
Synonym(s): oesophageal spasm.

e·soph·a·ge·al spasm

(ĕ-sofă-jēăl spazm)
Disorder of motility of esophagus characterized by pain or belching after swallowing.
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Of the three patients with distal esophageal spasm patients, 36.7% swallows showed ICET and two patients that had peristalsis breaks showed ICET.
In our study, amongst the pain group immediate post EVBL pain was observed in 85% due to esophageal spasm and in 15% after a week due to esophageal ulcer formation.
A diagnosis of RH required all of the following criteria: (i) retrosternal symptoms including heartburn and chest pain, (ii) normal endoscopy and no evidence that eosinophilic esophagitis is the cause of the symptoms, (iii) no major esophageal motor disorders (achalasia/EGJ outflow obstruction, diffuse esophageal spasm, jackhammer esophagus, or absent peristalsis), and (iv) evidence of reflux events triggering symptoms despite normal acid exposure according to pH or pH-impedance monitoring (a response to antisecretory therapy did not exclude a diagnosis).
Diffuse esophageal spasm is characterized on manometry by periods of normal peristalsis followed by simultaneous, repetitive, ineffective contractions.
While the term diffuse esophageal spasm indicates that the entire esophagus is involved, ES may occur in only part of the esophagus.
A Chest pain can be caused by many things, including reflux, esophageal spasm, muscle strain in the chest and panic attack.
Distal esophageal spasm (formerly known as diffuse esophageal spasm) affects only the smooth-muscle portion of the esophagus.
Achalasia and diffuse esophageal spasm (DES) are two of the more well-known esophageal motility disorders diagnosed on barium studies and manometry.
A 66-year-old man was hospitalized and medically treated for esophageal spasms. The incident resolved with no sequelae, Dr.
Esophagography revealed a normal mucosal profile, mild esophageal dysmotility, and distal esophageal spasms. There was transient intraesophageal stasis at the aortic notch that was elicited by a marshmallow fragment, which reproduced the dysphagia symptoms and cleared with a swallow of thin barium.
"I developed painful esophageal spasms and felt like I was going to choke whenever I tried to eat or drink," says Bollo, who has lived with multiple sclerosis since 2003.