Scintigraphy in the detection of gastro-oesophageal reflux in children with caustic oesophageal burns: a comparative study with radiography and 24-h pH monitoring

@article{zcan2001ScintigraphyIT,
  title={Scintigraphy in the detection of gastro-oesophageal reflux in children with caustic oesophageal burns: a comparative study with radiography and 24-h pH monitoring},
  author={Zehra {\"O}zcan and Coşkun {\"O}zcan and R{\"u}ya Erinç and Ayşeg{\"u}l Dirlik and Oktay Mutaf},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={737-741}
}
Caustic injury of the oesophagus not only causes luminal narrowing but is also responsible for longitudinal contraction, resulting in gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR), which leads to failure of conventional therapy. Therefore, the development of GOR should be investigated periodically to direct appropriate management of these patients. To determine the ability of scintigraphy to detect GOR in children with caustic oesophageal strictures in comparison with barium study and 24-h pH monitoring… CONTINUE READING