The role of barium esophagography in an endoscopy world

David A. Katzka

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Barium esophagography, although an old test, remains important to the understanding of esophageal physiology and diagnosis of esophageal disorders. It provides additive and/or confirmatory information to endoscopy and is the more accurate means of yielding diagnosis. Barium esophagography allows correlation of symptoms with barium findings and with varied textures substances. It allows, particularly for oropharyngeal dysfunction, implementation therapeutic maneuvers and instructions while testing. The caveat to maintaining the benefits of barium esophagography is continuing to promote and support expertise from our radiologists in performing these studies, which has been challenged by our cost-efficient and high-tech medical society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-580
Number of pages18
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Esophagography
  • Esophagram
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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