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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2019 Apr-Jun;29(2):141-154. doi: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_465_18.

Barium esophagogram in various esophageal diseases: A pictorial essay.

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Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Recent years have seen a decline in number of barium procedures due to wider availability of cross sectional imaging modalities. Though use of barium esophagography/barium swallow has decreased in day to day clinical practice, it still remains a valuable test for structural and functional evaluation of esophagus. It can be performed as single or double contrast examination or as a multiphasic examination comprising upright double contrast views followed by prone single contrast views. This pictorial essay demonstrates imaging features of various esophageal diseases on barium esophagogram.

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Barium swallow; diverticula; esophagus; motility disorder; tumours; webs

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