Pulsus Esophagus

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"I have an amazing esophageal pulse"

A pulsus esophagus is an extremely difficult pulse to detect, but if done properly can help assess the presence of esophageal dysmotility, GERD, or a Schatzki ring.[1] A positive pulsus esophagus warrants both EGD and initiation of a proton-pump inhibitor.

Related Reading

- American Gastroenterological Association

- Barrett's Esophagus

- Colonoscopy

- Pulsus Paradoxus

- Pulsus Philosophicus


  1. Intern Tries to Palpate Pedal Pulses, Can’t Locate Legs

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