Table 2

Volumes of the stomach estimated by three dimensional ultrasonography in 20 healthy controls and 20 patients with mild or moderate reflux oesophagitis

Postprandial scanningHealthy controls (ml)Patients (ml)p Value
Values are mean (SD) (median).
2 min
    Proximal266.9 (45.5) (269.6)312.7 (79.6) (319.5)0.03
    Distal64.5 (30.3) (53.6)61.0 (25.5) (56.8)0.69 (NS)
    Total330.9 (51.5) (351.0)374.2 (78.6) (377.3)0.05
10 min
    Proximal149.2 (52.9) (132.9)209.3 (72.4) (201.1)0.006
    Distal54.2 (23.6) (46.5)56.78 (33.4) (46.1)0.79 (NS)
    Total203.4 (63.4) (195.0)265.0 (76.3) (276.1)0.01
20 min
    Proximal100.0 (40.4) (92.2)126.5 (53.5) (119.3)0.09 (NS)
    Distal40.1 (19.7) (34.8)45.3 (25.6) (39.5)0.49 (NS)
    Total139.5 (50.8) (128.7)171.8 (68.7) (159.5)0.11 (NS)
30 min
    Proximal60.7 (28.9) (55.9)69.9 (34.4) (64.8)0.39 (NS)
    Distal27.7 (16.7) (28.9)35.2 (22.7) (31.3)0.27 (NS)
    Total88.4 (41.0) (84.8)105.1 (48.4) (103.4)0.27 (NS)