Barka M. Jerbi
Department of Medicine, Zawia Teaching Hospital, 7th April University, Zawia, Libya
JMJ Vol. 2, No. 4 (September 2003): 47-48
In this study (34) patients were examined by upper GIT endoscopy who were suffering from features of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The first group which included (26) (76%) patients complaining of non ulcer dyspepsia and the second group (8) (24%) patients complain of non cardiac chest pain. Results show reflux oesophagitis in(17) patients (50%) either via direct Endoscopic view or positive lower oesophagitis but it didn’t confirm Reflux Oesophagitis in the majority of cases for which it is necessary to routinely apply other techniques plus endoscopy . such as 24 hrs. oesophageal pH analysis plus Radio Isotope Scanning to improve the capability of diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux which is represented in different ways as dyspepsia and chest pain.
Keywords: Gastro-oesophageal Reflux, Endoscopy