Abnormalities of esophageal and gastric emptying in progressive systemic sclerosis.

@article{Maddern1984AbnormalitiesOE,
  title={Abnormalities of esophageal and gastric emptying in progressive systemic sclerosis.},
  author={G. J. Maddern and Michael Horowitz and G. G. C. Jamieson and Barry E. Chatterton and Peter J Collins and Peter Roberts-Thomson},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1984},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={922-6}
}
Gastric and esophageal emptying were assessed using scintigraphic techniques in 12 patients with progressive systemic sclerosis and 22 normal volunteers. Esophageal emptying was significantly delayed in the patient group, with 7 of the 12 patients beyond the normal range. Gastric emptying was slower in patients than in controls, with 9 patients being outside the normal range for solid emptying and 7 patients outside the normal range for liquid emptying. Findings from gastric and esophageal… CONTINUE READING
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