24 hour ambulatory impedance pH test

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Patient being evaluated for dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Where is the lead? What is it used for?

X-ray

There is an impedance pH probe projected over the mediastinum. The thicker components of the probe are multiple impedance sensors.

The patient is likely to experience discomfort with a probe placed in their esophagus for 24 hours and now wireless pH sensor probes are generally employed.

Case Discussion

There is an esophageal pH impedance probe in situ.

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