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Clinical Study

Functional Magnetic Resonance in the Evaluation of Oesophageal Motility Disorders

Table 1

Esophageal transit time and size in patients and controls measured by fMRI.

Groups Transit time (sec)Oesophageal caliber (mm)

Controls8
Motor alterations with constant peristalsis4
Motor alterations with intermittent peristalsis4
Aperistalsis in non achalasic patients6 §§
Aperistalsis in achalasic patients10 §

versus controls.
* versus controls; versus constant peristalsis.
** versus controls; versus constant peristalsis; versus intermittent peristalsis.
§ versus controls; versus intermittent peristalsis.
§§ versus controls; versus constant peristalsis; versus intermittent peristalsis.

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