However the result could be normal in the presence of symptoms. Methods: We reviewed the records of conventional esophageal manometries made at Gastroenterology Unit in Hospital Universitario find more San Ignacio (HUSI), between July 2008 and October 2011, selecting those patientes whose indication was dysphagia, and review the results of those analysis. Results: We found in our records a total of 2275 manometries made between 2008 to 2011, 581 of them (26%) whose indication was dysphagia. A total of 386 (66.4%) were female and we clasified the findings according to age, with age between 21–40 years old 66 (11.3%),
41–60 years 198 (34%) and 61–80 years 102 (17.5%). On the other hand 195 (33.5%) men with an age range of 21–40 years 50 (8.6%), 41–60 years 71 (12.2%), 61–80 years 50 (8.6%). The most common conditions encountered are in order: Normal 205 (35.3%), ineffective peristalsis 126 (21.7%), Achalasia 101 (17.4%), hypotonic lower esophageal sphincter 98 (16.9%), aperistalsis 23 (4%), and diffuse esophageal spasm 18 (3.1%). Conclusion: From the analyzed results we found that most of manometries
AZD3965 ic50 were normal. The most affected patients was in the fourth decade of life, identifying in this group esophageal motor disorders. The most common findings were ineffective peristalsis, Achalasia, hypotonic lower esophageal sphincter, with other pathologies in lesser percentage aperistalsis and diffuse esophageal spasm. We concluded that the percentage of patients with positive findings is not negligible, and the most common findings are related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, but primary disorders as achalasia should be always in mind.
Key Word(s): 1. DYSPHAGIA; 2. ESOPHAGEAL MANOMETRY; 3. MOTOR DISORDERS; Presenting Author: CHRISTOPHER KHOR Additional Authors: CHUNG KING CHIA, LEE GUAN LIM, FENG ZHU, KHEK YU HO, CHOON JIN OOI, KWONG MING FOCK, JIMMY SO, WEE CHIAN LIM, KHOON LIN LING, TIING LEONG ANG, ANDREW WONG, ANDREA MCE RAJNAKOVA, MING TEH, SUPRIYA SRIVASTAVA, KHAY GUAN YEOH Corresponding Author: CHRISTOPHER KHOR Affiliations: Singapore General Hospital; Tan Tock Seng Hospital; National University Hospital; National University of Singapore; Gleneagles Hospital; Changi General Hospital; Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre; National University of Signapore Objective: Gastric cancer is a curable disease if detected early. Endoscopy surveillance is the only way to detect gastric cancer in the early stages. More targeted screening and surveillance is required in countries with intermediate incidence rate of gastric cancer. The Gastric Cancer Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics Program (GCEP), initialized in 2004, is a prospective multicentre study with the ultimate goal of developing an optimal approach and cost-effective algorithm for targeted screening for gastric cancer in the Singapore Chinese population.