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Radiology. 2007 May;243(2):329-39. Epub 2007 Mar 23.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease: integrating the barium esophagram before and after antireflux surgery.

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  • 1Cleveland Clinic Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common medical problem in the United States. As a result, laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a common surgical procedure. At the authors' institution, the barium esophagram before and after antireflux surgery is a critical examination in patients with GERD. This article summarizes the authors' examination protocol and describes how the findings are integrated in the care of these patients.

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