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Distal Esophageal Spasm (DES) - Formerly Known as Diffuse Esophageal Spasm

DES is a rare disorder. Usual symptoms are chest pain and trouble swallowing. The chest pain can feel like a heart attack. Tests are needed to diagnose DES. DES does not lead to other serious illnesses. Most patients can be treated successfully. A review.

Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Esophageal Disorders, Fact Sheet, Motility, Pain

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