Radiologic diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux by means of graded abdominal compression
1988 (English)In: Acta Radiologica, ISSN 0284-1851, E-ISSN 1600-0455, Vol. 29, no 1, 45-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the study was to ascertain whether abdominal compression by a standardized technique increases the reliability of the radiologic diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Eighty-eight patients were examined by means of a manometric reflux test, 24-hour measurements of pH and endoscopy. The radiologic examination was performed with and without graded abdominal compression, the patient at the same time turning from side to side. When abdominal compression was included the result of the radiologic examination was positive in 31 patients. In the absence of abdominal compression reflux was detected in 11 of these patients. In one patient reflux was detected only without compression. All these 31 patients had one more test positive and in 27 at least 2 more tests were positive. Another 21 patients had reflux disease as indicated by at least 2 of the 3 other tests. The compression technique seems to yield no false positive responses, and proved to be significantly more reliable than examinations without compression.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 1988. Vol. 29, no 1, 45-48 p.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux, radiography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110735DOI: 10.1080/02841858809171209ISI: A1988M704600009PubMedID: 2964843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110735DiVA: diva2:758060