GI physiology posters

April 2005
Gut;Apr2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 54, pA77
Academic Journal
The article presents information on abstracts related to GI physiology. An abstract presents information on the use of oesophageal manometry as a diagnostic tool in Sri Lanka. Oesophageal manometry is a useful investigation in patients with oesophageal symptoms, when endoscopy and radiological Findings are negative or equivocal. Though it is widely used as a clinical tool in hospitals in Great Britain and Europe, the facility is not freely available for patients in South Asia. In Sri Lanka, with a population of 18 million, oesophageal manometry is available only at the Motility Lab of the Teaching Hospital, Ragama, which was established in 1997. The primary aim is to review the referral patterns and to assess the usefulness of stationary and ambulatory oesophageal manometry as a diagnostic tool in the clinical setup.


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