Using an Endoluminal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe (EndoFLIP™) to Compare Pyloric Function in Patients with Gastroparesis to Patients After Esophagectomy

Background Gastroparesis (GP) occurs in patients after upper gastrointestinal surgery, in patients with diabetes or systemic sclerosis and in idiopathic GP patients. As pyloric dysfunction is considered one of the underlying mechanisms, measuring this mechanism with EndoFLIP™ can lead to a better understanding of the disease.
Methods Between November 2021 and March 2022, we performed a retrospective single-centre study of all patients who had non-surgical GP, post-surgical GP and no sign of GP after esophagectomy and who underwent our post-surgery follow-up program with surveillance endoscopies and further exams. EndoFLIP™ was used to perform measurements of the pylorus, and distensibility was measured at 40 ml, 45 ml and 50 ml balloon flling.

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