Gastric emptying in patients with reflux esophagitis or benign strictures of the esophagus secondary to reflux compared to controls

Scand J Gastroenterol. 1978;13(2):205-7. doi: 10.3109/00365527809181749.


Quantitative measurements of gastric emptying of fluids were performed in 11 controls, 12 patients with reflux esophagitis, and in 7 cases with benign strictures of the esophagus secondary to reflux. The method for measuring gastric emptying was the double-sampling test with phenol red as an inert marker. No significant alterations in gastric emptying were noted in reflux patients or in stricture patients compared to controls, although a tendency to a slower emptying was noticed in the latter group. The importance of these findings is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Esophageal Stenosis / etiology
  • Esophageal Stenosis / physiopathology*
  • Esophagitis, Peptic / complications
  • Esophagitis, Peptic / physiopathology*
  • Gastric Emptying*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged