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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

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Diffuse esophageal spasm is characterized on manometry by periods of normal peristalsis followed by simultaneous, repetitive, ineffective contractions.
While the term diffuse esophageal spasm indicates that the entire esophagus is involved, ES may occur in only part of the esophagus.
The primary use of this technique is to diagnose esophageal motility disorders, such as achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm, or scleroderma.
Distal esophageal spasm (formerly known as diffuse esophageal spasm) affects only the smooth-muscle portion of the esophagus.
Achalasia and diffuse esophageal spasm (DES) are two of the more well-known esophageal motility disorders diagnosed on barium studies and manometry.
Esophagography revealed a normal mucosal profile, mild esophageal dysmotility, and distal esophageal spasms.
These include esophageal spasms, esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, asthma and coronary artery disease.