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Patulous lower esophageal sphincter

| Reprints
August 1, 2007
by Catherine J. Rees, MD; Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

A 46-year-old man presented to the Center for Voice and Swallowing with symptoms of globus, pyrosis, and solid-food dysphagia. Findings on transnasal esophagoscopy were normal except for the presence of a widely patulous lower esophageal sphincter (LES) .

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