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Vol 3, No 1 (2000)
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Dynamic esophageal scintigraphy in patients with achalasia

Jiří Prášek, Aleš Hep, Jiří Dolina, Petr Dítě
Nucl. Med. Rev 2000;3(1):57-60.

open access

Vol 3, No 1 (2000)
Published online: 2000-02-25
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

Background: Dynamic esophageal scintigraphy has been proven as an efficient technique of diagnosis of esophageal dysmotility.
Methods: The authors monitored the transit velocity, anti-peristalsis and the retention of radioactivity in the esophagus by dynamic esophageal scintigraphy in a group of 50 patients (37 control patients and 13 patients with achalasia).
Results: They found a significantly longer period of radioactivity passage via the esophagus compared to the control group (p < 0.001%).
Conclusions: We observed the statistically significant transit prolongation of radioactivity through the esophagus during dynamic esophageal scintigraphy (41.2 seconds) in our group of patients with achalasia compared to the control group (7.9 seconds). Anti-peristalsis and even the radioactivity retention have occurred statistically more frequently compared to the control group.

Abstract

Background: Dynamic esophageal scintigraphy has been proven as an efficient technique of diagnosis of esophageal dysmotility.
Methods: The authors monitored the transit velocity, anti-peristalsis and the retention of radioactivity in the esophagus by dynamic esophageal scintigraphy in a group of 50 patients (37 control patients and 13 patients with achalasia).
Results: They found a significantly longer period of radioactivity passage via the esophagus compared to the control group (p < 0.001%).
Conclusions: We observed the statistically significant transit prolongation of radioactivity through the esophagus during dynamic esophageal scintigraphy (41.2 seconds) in our group of patients with achalasia compared to the control group (7.9 seconds). Anti-peristalsis and even the radioactivity retention have occurred statistically more frequently compared to the control group.
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Keywords

achalasia; esophageal scintigraphy; anti-peristalsis

About this article
Title

Dynamic esophageal scintigraphy in patients with achalasia

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2000)

Pages

57-60

Published online

2000-02-25

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2000;3(1):57-60.

Keywords

achalasia
esophageal scintigraphy
anti-peristalsis

Authors

Jiří Prášek
Aleš Hep
Jiří Dolina
Petr Dítě

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