Song et al estimated the length from the maxillary incisors to the lower esophageal junction in Korean adolescents and adults. This length can be helpful when inserting a pH probe into the lower esophagus.


Patient selection: 16 to 77 years of age


estimated length in cm for an orally passed tube =

= (0.242 * (height in cm)) + 0.2078


Day et al found that the estimated length was fairly close to that measured directly (Figure 1).


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