Transcutaneous cervical esophagus ultrasound in adults: Relation with ambulatory 24-h pH-monitoring and esophageal manometry


KAÇAR S., UYSAL S., Kuran S., Dagli U., Ozin Y., Karabulut E., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.13, no.39, pp.5245-5252, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 39
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i39.5245
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5245-5252
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No

Abstract

AIM: To determine the gastroesophageal refluxate in the cervical esophagus (CE) and measure transcutaneous cervical esophageal ultrasound (TCEUS) findings [anterior wall thickness (WT) of CE, esophageal luminal diameter (ELD), esophageal diameter (ED)]; to compare TCEUS findings in the patient subgroups divided according to 24-h esophageal pH monitoring and manometry; and to investigate possible cut-off values according to the TCEUS findings as a predictor of gastroesophageal reflux (GER).