TITLE

IS UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY NECESSARY FOLLOWING A NORMAL BARIUM MEAL FOR EVALUATION OF DYSPHAGIA

AUTHOR(S)
Flanagan, S.; Tham, T. C. K.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that explores whether upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is necessary following a normal barium meal for evaluation of dysphagia. In the initial evaluation of dysphagia, either barium meal or endoscopy can be used as the primary investigation. However, few studies have evaluated the role of endoscopy following a normal barium meal in those with dysphagia. In patients complaining of dysphagia, discordance between barium meal and endoscopy occurred in 32%. Thus endoscopy and barium meal complement each other in the evaluation of dysphapia.
ACCESSION #
13218983

 

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