April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA111
Academic Journal
This article reviews referral and diagnosis patterns of oesophageal manometry and pH studies over a 12 year period. Referral indications and diagnoses of all 2618 oesophageal monometry and 1556 pH studies performed between 1991 and 2002 were obtained from the oesophageal laboratory database. For preoperative assessment patients, pH study was normal in 23.1%, normal with positive SI in 4.7%, abnormal in 26%, and abnormal with positive SI in 46.2%. Oesophageal manometry is increasingly being done as part of the work up for fundoplication. pH studies in patients considered for antireflux surgery are often normal.


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