Acromegaly can be associated with impairment of LES relaxation in the oesophagus

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Ilhan M. M., DANALIOGLU A., Turgut S., Karaman O., Arabaci E., Tasan E.

ENDOKRYNOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.66, no.4, pp.308-312, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/ep.2015.0039
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-312
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Although prolonged small intestine and colonic transit time has been demonstrated in acromegaly patients, the influence of acromegaly on oesophagus motility and the pathological mechanisms involved are still not clarified. We aimed to investigate manometric measurements to ascertain whether oesophagus motility is affected in active acromegaly patients.