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August 1980

Vigorous Achalasia: Manometric Response to Atropine and Nitroglycerin

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine and Dentistry, and St Mary's Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(8):1118-1120. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330190130044

• A patient with vigorous achalasia demonstrated manometric response to administration of atropine sulfate and nitroglycerin. Clinical improvement was achieved with the use of an oral anticholinergic agent and long-acting nitrates. The relationship of vigorous achalasia and diffuse esophageal spasm is discussed.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1118-1120, 1980)