Esophageal motility disorder

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Esophageal motility disorder
Other namesEsophageal dysmotility (ED)
Diagnostic methodEsophageal motility study
Functional Lumen Imaging Probe
Treatmenttreatment depends on cause

An esophageal motility disorder (EMD) is any medical disorder causing difficulty in swallowing, regurgitation of food and a spasm-type pain which can be brought on by an allergic reaction to certain foods. The most prominent one is dysphagia.

Esophageal motility disorder may be a result of CREST syndrome, referring to the five main features: calcinosis, Raynaud syndrome, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly and telangiectasia.[1]


There are contractions along the lower esophagus when this condition happens. These contractions prevent the passage of food.[2]


Dysphagia could be for solid only or for solid and liquid.

If there is a food allergy causing an EMD, then physicians recommend an elimination diet. If this fails, then physicians will prescribe special types of Medication to help resolve this problem.

See also[edit]

  • Functional Lumen Imaging Probe
  • References[edit]

    1. ^ Winterbauer RH (1964). "Multiple telangiectasia, Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly, and subcutaneous calcinosis: a syndrome mimicking hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia". Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital 114: 31–83. PMID 14171636.
    2. ^ Medicine, UW. "Esophageal Motility Disorders - UW Medicine". Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2015-01-10.

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