Accession Number : AD0677186

Title :   EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul 65-Jan 67,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Skinner,David B. ; Camp,Thomas F. ; Booth,Donald J.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Although esophageal hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux often occur together, they can occur separately. Reflux of digestive juice into the esophagus is the physiologic malfunction which causes symptoms and complications, whereas hiatal hernia is an anatomic abnormality which itself rarely causes symptoms or complications. A standardized measurement of reflux is valuable in many clinical situations. Rational treatment for gastroesophageal reflux can be either medical or surgical. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ESOPHAGUS, PATHOLOGY), (*GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM, FAILURE), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, VISUAL INSPECTION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), THERAPY, PATHOLOGY, SURGERY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE