Sonography versus continuous 24 hours oesophageal pH-monitoring in the diagnosis of infant gastroesophageal reflux.

C. Milocco, C. M. Salvatore, G. Torre, P. Guastalla, A. Ventura

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Abstract

Forty infants with suspected gastroesophageal reflux (GOR) underwent continuous 24 hour esophageal pH-metry and sonography of the gastroesophageal junction. In 29 out of 40 cases (72.5%) GOR was confirmed by the 24 hour pH-monitoring, because of a percentage of total time of reflux of 10% or more. The positive and negative predictive value of sonography versus the result of continuous 24 hour pH-monitoring was 80% and 50% respectively. Sonography cannot be considered a faithful diagnostic tool in screening for GOR in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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