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Oesophageal dilatation in Parkinson's disease
  1. F. B. Gibberd1,
  2. J. A. Gleeson,
  3. A. A. R. Gossage,
  4. R. S. E. Wilson
  1. Westminster Hospital, London


    In an unselected group of 37 patients with Parkinsonism the mean diameter of the oesophagus at the level of the 9th dorsal vertebra was 3·11 cm, which was significantly higher than the mean of 2·24 cm in a group of control patients. Six of the patients with Parkinsonism had gross oesophageal dilatation.

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    • 1 Address for correspondence: Westminster Hospital, London SWIP 2AP.

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