Prevalence of increased esophageal muscle thickness in patients with esophageal symptoms


Dogan İ. , Puckett J. L. , Padda B. S. , Mittal R. K.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.102, ss.137-145, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 102 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2006.01003.x
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.137-145

Özet

BACKGROUND: Patients with achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), and nutcracker esophagus have a thicker muscularis propria than normal subjects. The goal of our study was to determine the prevalence of increased muscle thickness in a group of unselected patients referred to the esophageal function laboratory for evaluation of the symptoms.