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Esophageal motility and lower esophageal tone is increased or decreased in crest syndrome?
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Decreased I think...????
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In a patient with crest syndrome, there is normal contraction of the upper esophageal sphincter, decreased peristalsis of the middle esophagus, and there is elevated resting pressure of the LES so its unable to relax during swallowing. So there is decreased LES tone.
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In a patient with crest syndrome, there is normal contraction of the upper esophageal sphincter, decreased peristalsis of the middle esophagus, and there is elevated resting pressure of the LES so its unable to relax during swallowing. So there is decreased LES tone.
wouldnt that mean the LES tone is increased if it cannot relax?
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