TITLE

GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE, LUMEN DIAMETER, AND AGE

AUTHOR(S)
Udani, S. D.; Haylett, K. R.; Vales, P.; Lee, S. H.; McCloy, R. F.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is characterized by abnormal reflux and a multifactorial path. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between age and maximum lumen diameter of the distal oesophcigus in patients with gastro-aesophageal reflux disease. This study demonstrated a change in oesophageal diameter with advancing age. These changes were most apparent distally, aproximateiy 7cm from the lower oesophageal sphincter. The study also highlights that oesophagecil morphologymay play a role in the pathogenesis of gastro-oesophageal reulux disease.
ACCESSION #
13218933

 

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