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Esophageal emptying in achalasia quantitated by a radioisotope technique.
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PMID:  510096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Delayed esophageal emptying of a radiolabeled meal distinguished symptomatic achalasia patients from asymptomatic controls. Esophageal emptying of the isotope meal significantly improved in ten achalasia patients after pneumatic dilation, and in one patient after surgical myotomy. The emptying curve in some patients after treatment simulated that of control subjects. Quantitation of esophageal emptying by a radiolabeled meal is a physiologic test that may be useful in evaluating results of therapy for achalasia.
R Gross; L F Johnson; R J Kaminski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-26     Completed Date:  1980-02-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  945-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Achalasia / physiopathology*,  surgery
Esophagus / physiopathology*
Isotope Labeling / methods
Middle Aged
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