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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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SANTANDER, Cecilio; CHAVARRIA-HERBOZO, Carlos M.; BECERRO-GONZALEZ, Irene  and  BURGOS-SANTAMARIA, Diego. Impaired esophageal motor function in eosinophilic esophagitis. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2015, vol.107, n.10, pp.622-629. ISSN 1130-0108.

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immunoallergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus that represents a major cause of digestive morbidity among the pediatric and young adult populations. Despite the fact that key symptoms in adults include dysphagia and food impaction, many patients lack structural changes in the esophagus to account for their complaints, which suggests the presence of underlying motor disorders and esophageal distensibility impairment. In the last few years the esophageal motility of these patients has been studied using various approaches, most particularly high-resolution manometry, ambulatory manometry, and impedance planimetry. This review focuses on the most relevant findings and scientific evidence regarding esophageal motor disorders in eosinophilic esophagitis.

Keywords : Eosinophilic esophagitis; Esophageal motility; Esophageal distensibility; High-resolution manometry; Ambulatory manometry; Impedance planimetry.

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