Esophagus motility in overt hypothyroidism


Ilhan M. M. , Arabaci E. , Turgut S. , Karaman O. , DANALIOGLU A., Tasan E.

JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, vol.37, no.7, pp.639-644, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40618-014-0085-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.639-644

Abstract

Purpose Gastrointestinal tract is one of the most affected systems in hypothyroidism. Despite decreased esophageal emptying, prolonged esophageal and gastric transit time have been indicated in previous reports, the mechanism of thyroid hormones activity and antibodies on the esophagus motility is not yet fully understood. This study was conducted to evaluate the esophagus motility by manometry in hypothyroid patients.