Deranged Fasting Motor Activity in the Duodenum and Proximal Small Intestine in Patients with Reflux Esophagitis

  • K. Thor
  • S. Fürstenberg
Conference paper


Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is associated with esophageal motor disorders, reduced lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, and delayed gastric emptying. Even with a normal resting LES pressure GER may occur due to transient relaxation of the sphincter after gastric distention (Holloway et al. 1985). Taken together, this indicates that GER might be a manifestation of a general smooth muscle disorder rather than just a disease of the LES.


Gastric Emptying Lower Esophageal Sphincter Reflux Esophagitis Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Activity Front 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Thor
    • 1
  • S. Fürstenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryErsta HospitalStockholmSweden

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