n South African Gastroenterology Review - IBS - the beginning and the end : clinical review

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... CLINICAL REVIEW The South African Gastroenterology Review - August 2003 9 IBS - the beginning and the end malities have been found in the body of the oesophagus including an association with achalasia and poor lower oesophageal sphincter relaxation as well as non specific motor abnormalities with normal lower oesophageal sphincter function. These findings, however, appear to be inconsistent and as with pH studies, oesophageal motility tests reveal no diagnostically useful information. In the absence of physiological markers of the disease the condition is defined, as is the case with other functional disorders, on the basis of symptoms, the ..

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