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Gastric emptying of 99mTc tagged solid food in gastric and duodenal ulceration.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista do Hospital das Clínicas
Publication Date
Volume
50
Issue
6
Pages
320–325
Identifiers
PMID: 8731253
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This study is to analyze gastric emptying (GE) of 99mTc tagged solid meals in 43 gastric ulcer (GU), 16 duodenal ulcer (DU) patients, and 15 normal subjects. Diagnosis of active ulcers had been made through high gastrointestinal endoscopy. The patients with GU were divided into three groups according to Johnson's classification. Gastric contents were measured at 15 minute intervals over a period of 150 minutes, with the person standing in front of a gamma-counter. The GE curve was obtained from the mean percentile of radioactivity of all the groups measured at 15 minute intervals. Results were submitted to statistical analysis. Significant delay in GE in DU patients compared to normals, type II and Type III group. However, GE of type I GU was not statistically different from the DU group nor of types II and III GU, occupying an intermediate e position.

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