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A 41- year old man complains of regurgitation of salvia and undigested food. An barium study reveals a bird’s- beak deformity. Which of the following statements is true about this condition?
|A||Chest pain is common in the advanced stages of this disease|
|B||More patients are improved by forceful dilation than by surgical intervention|
|C||Manometry can be expected to show high resting pressures of the lower esophageal sphincter|
|D||Patients with this disease are at no increased risk for the development of carcinoma|
Ans. C Manometry can be expected to show high resting pressures of the lower esophageal sphincter
(REF SABISTON SURGERY 18TH EDN CHP 41 PG 1321)