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From DeMeester, T.R., and Stein, H.J.: Gastroesophageal reflux disease. In Moody, F.G., Jones, R.S., Kelly, K.A., et al.: Surgical Treatment of Digestive Disease, 2nd ed. Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1989, p. 65, with permission.

From DeMeester, T.R., and Stein, H.J.: Gastroesophageal reflux disease. In Moody, F.G., Jones, R.S., Kelly, K.A., et al.: Surgical Treatment of Digestive Disease, 2nd ed. Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1989, p. 65, with permission.

SD = standard deviation.

Figure 6-14 Computerized three-dimensional imaging of the lower esophageal sphincier; a catheter with four to eight radial side holes is withdrawn across the gastroesophageal juncilon. For each level of the pullback, the radially measured pressures are plotted around an axis representing gastric baseline pressure. (From Stein, H.J., DeMeester, T.R., Naspetti, R., et al.: The three-dimensional lower esophageal sphincter pressure profile in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ann. Surg., 214:374, 1991, with permission.)

Figure 6-15 The three-dimensional sphincter pressure image of a normal volunteer shown from various angles. This is achieved by rotating the image around an axis representing gastric baseline. Note the marked asymmetry of the sphincter. (From Stein, H.J., DeMeester, T.R., Naspetti, R., et al.: The three-dimensional lower esophageal sphincter pressure profile in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ann. Surg., 214:374, 1991, with permission.)

Figure 6-16 Schematic drawing showing the placement of the transducers for standard manometry and the pressure response throughout the esophageal body. (From Stein, H.J., DeMeester, T.R., and Hinder, R.A.: Outpatient physiologic testing and surgical management of foregut motility disorders. Curr. Probl. Surg., 29:415, 1992, with permission.)

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Figure 6-17 Manometric record from a patient with nutcracker esophagus showing peristaltic contractions in the distal esophagus of excessively high amplitude following wet swallows, (ws, wet swallow.)

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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