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Equations of Strobel et al for Estimating the Distance from the Maxillary Incisors to the Lower Esophagus in Children Based on Height

Purpose:

To estimate the length to insert an esophageal tube to reach the lower esophageal sphincter using the equations of Strobel et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

K22

Description:

Strobel et al used a child's height to estimate the length of the esophagus. This can be used to insert a pH probe into the esophagus to measure reflux. The authors are from the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences.

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