Document Type: Original article
Department of Radiology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Gastroenterology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Radiology, Amir Alam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Gastro esophageal reflux disease is one of the most common diseases in adult. Ultrasonography is a noninvasive and reliable diagnostic tool for the disease at least in infant but the the diagnostic value in adults has not been evaluated well.
Methods: A total of 72 patients complaining form gastro esophageal reflux disease symptoms and undergone upper endoscopy were recruited for this study. In abdominal sonogarphy following variables were measured or observed: esophageal wall thickness at gastroesophageal junction, AP diameter of esophagus at hiatus and gastro esophageal junction, abdominal esophagus length, funnel shape esophagus and presence of reflux after drinking a glass of water.
Results: Among all variables, only the presence of reflux in sonography was significantly related to the positive endoscopic findings with a sensitivity of 45% and specificity of 86%.
Conclusion: sonography can predict induced esophagitis by gastro esophageal reflux disease induced