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Esophageal roentgenographic "abnormalities" in patients without esophageal symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  263147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Esophageal roentgenographic studies were done on 100 persons with no esophageal symptoms to determine the range of normal anatomy and motor activity. Sixty-three persons had at least one "abnormality." Fifty-eight had an hiatal hernia, 42 had rings of one sort or another, and 21 had motor disorders. The high incidence of rings which can be demonstrated by maximal distention of the lower esophagus is of special interest in view of the recent additions to knowledge of the anatomy of this area. The range of what should be considered normal roentgenographically should be widened, and the physician should interpret with caution reports of esophageal abnormalities in asymptomatic persons.
H J Kaufmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-29     Completed Date:  1982-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Esophageal Diseases / radiography*
Esophageal Stenosis / radiography
Esophagogastric Junction / radiography
Esophagus / anatomy & histology,  radiography*
Hernia, Hiatal / radiography

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