Quantitation of Eosinophils and Mast Cells in Diffuse Oesophageal Spasm

  • J. P. Duffy
  • I. P. Adams
  • S. J. Darnton
  • H. R. Matthews
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It is over 100 years since Osgood, in his paper “a peculiar form of oesophagismus”, described the clinical features of the condition we know as diffuse oesophageal spasm (DOS) [1]. However, the aetiology of the disease is still unknown and reports of its pathological features are scant.


Mast Cell Hiatus Hernia Asthmatic Reaction Muscular Hypertrophy Diffuse Esophageal Spasm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Duffy
    • 1
  • I. P. Adams
    • 2
  • S. J. Darnton
    • 1
  • H. R. Matthews
    • 3
  1. 1.Oesophageal Research LaboratoryEast Birmingham Hospital NHS TrustBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Oesophageal Function LaboratoryEast Birmingham Hospital NHS TrustBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic SurgeryEast Birmingham Hospital NHS TrustBirminghamUK

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