Journal article

The Chicago Classification of esophageal motility disorders, v3.0.

PJ Kahrilas, AJ Bredenoord, M Fox, CP Gyawali, S Roman, AJPM Smout, JE Pandolfino, undefined International High Resolution Manometry Working Group

Neurogastroenterol Motil | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Chicago Classification (CC) of esophageal motility disorders, utilizing an algorithmic scheme to analyze clinical high-resolution manometry (HRM) studies, has gained acceptance worldwide. METHODS: This 2014 update, CC v3.0, developed by the International HRM Working Group, incorporated the extensive clinical experience and interval publications since the prior (2011) version. KEY RESULTS: Chicago Classification v3.0 utilizes a hierarchical approach, sequentially prioritizing: (i) disorders of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) outflow (achalasia subtypes I-III and EGJ outflow obstruction), (ii) major disorders of peristalsis (absent contractility, distal esophageal spasm, hyperco..

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