Title: The irritable oesophagus--a frequent cause of angina-like pain
Authors: Vantrappen, Gaston ×
Janssens, Jozef
Ghillebert, G #
Issue Date: Jul-1987
Series Title: Lancet vol:1 issue:8544 pages:1232-4
Abstract: 33 patients with angina-like chest pain of oesophageal origin were investigated. In 8 (24%) the pain proved to be related to oesophageal motor disorders unaccompanied by gastro-oesophageal reflux; in 12 (36%) acid reflux contributed to chest pain; but in the remaining 13 (40%) identical chest pain episodes were due to various mechanisms including reflux without motor disorders, motor disorders without reflux, motor disorders without reflux but with positive acid-perfusion test, and acid reflux without motility disorders but with positive edrophonium-stimulation test. These data strongly suggest that the mechanism of pain in these patients is related to irritability of the oesophagus.
ISSN: 0140-6736
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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