Physiology of the LES

M. A. Kwiatek*, Peter J Kahrilas

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this review is to consider the neuromuscular mechanism of LES contractility both by itself and in relation to the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) complex in order to appreciate the intricacies of EGJ valvular function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-291
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Crural diaphragm (CD)
  • Esophagogastric junction (EGJ)
  • LES
  • Squamocolumnar junction (SCJ)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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