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Table 4 Endoscopic findings, clinical symptoms in the pre-operative assessment of the HS and NHS groups

From: Serological biomarker testing helps avoiding unnecessary endoscopies in obese patients before bariatric surgery

  Healthy stomach (HS Group)
n = 22
Non-healthy stomach (NHS Group)
n = 43
Endoscopic findings:
• Hiatal hernia 4 15
• Esophagitis 4 10
• Erosions/erosive gastritis 3 14
• Duodenal polyp 1
Clinical symptoms:
• Reflux disease (GERD) 2 8
  1. GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease