Using radionuclide esophageal emptying test to evaluate pneumatic dilatation effects for achalasia.

@article{Shen2001UsingRE,
  title={Using radionuclide esophageal emptying test to evaluate pneumatic dilatation effects for achalasia.},
  author={Y Y Shen and Y C Shiau and Shung Shung Sun and C. H. Kao},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 40},
  pages={1061-3}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Radionuclide esophageal emptying test using a solid meal is a simple, noninvasive, and physiologic test of esophageal function. METHODOLOGY In this study, we evaluated esophageal emptying using an isotope-labeled solid meal (an egg salad sandwich labeled with 99mTc-MAA) in the assessment of pneumatic dilatation treatment in achalasia. Twenty achalasic patients (12 males, 8 females, age: 51.4 +/- 13.0 years) underwent esophageal emptying measurement before and after pneumatic… CONTINUE READING