Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Spasms Esophageal Evaluation

An evaluation of an esophageal spasm begins with a medical history and physical examination.

The physical examination is usually normal in someone with esophageal spasm.

Tests are required to make the diagnosis of esophageal spasm.

Tests that may be used to evaluate esophageal spasm include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Spasms Esophageal References
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