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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY   December 2003 , Volume 1 , Number 3-4; Page(s) 147 To 149.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF SONOGRAPHY VS. BARIUM SWALLOW IN GASTROESDOPHAGEAL REFLUX IN CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  MAHDIZADEH M.*, ZANDIE F., JANATI J., AKHAVAN MALAYERI A.
 
* Departments of Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Teheran University of Medical Sciences, Teheran, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: One of the common problems in children, especially infants, is gastroesophageal reflux (GER).
Objectives: This study was performed to compare the diagnostic value of lower esophageal sonography with that of barium swallow.
Patients and method: Our trial was a triple-blind, performed on 50 patients of 1 month to 15 years of age. The patients suspicious of having GER were evaluated by sonography and barium swallow. Esophageal pH monitoring was the standard test, and both the ultrasound and barium swallow were compared to it.
Results: The results showed that sonography was 90% sensitive, vs. 50% for barium swallow. Both tests had the same specificity equal to 35%.
Conclusion: We concluded that sonography was a better test than barium swallows, for evaluation of suspected patients with GER, and screening of the infants.

 
Keyword(s): SONOGRAPHY, BARIUM SWALLOW, PH MONITORING, GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
 
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