Volume 59, Issue 5 (9 2001)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2001, 59(5): 29-33 | Back to browse issues page

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Fallahi G, Mehdizadeh M, Zandieh F. A comparison study between diagnostic value of sonography and Barium swallow in gasteroesophageal reflux in pediatrics. Tehran Univ Med J. 2001; 59 (5) :29-33
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One of the common problems in children and specially in infants is gasteroesophageal reflux (G.E.R). Present study was performed to compare diagnostic value of lower esophageal sonography with barium swallow. This study was conducted on 50 patients 1 month to 15 years age in center of pediatric clinic of Tehran, during the years 1999-2000. Patients suspected to have G.E.R studied with lower esophageal sonography and barium swallow and at the end, their results were compared with esophageal PH monitoring as a standard test. In this study sensevity of sonography was 90 percent against 50 percent for barium swallow but specifity of two test was the same 35 percent. We can concluded that sonography is a non invasive, low cost, with less side effects than barium swallow. We recommend sonography in place of barium swallow in diagnosis of G.E.R.
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