• 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)
Ona FV, Polintan LS. Vigorous Achalasia: Manometric Response to Atropine and Nitroglycerin. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(8):1118–1120. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330190130044
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