Barium radiology: a sensitive test for gastro-oesophageal reflux.

  title={Barium radiology: a sensitive test for gastro-oesophageal reflux.},
  author={Robin J. Sellar and John S de Caestecker and R C Heading},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={38 3},
Fifty patients, 19 with heartburn and 31 with noncardiac chest pain were studied using radiology, endoscopy and 24h ambulatory intraoesophageal pH monitoring. Barium radiology was performed using a 'physiological' method and a 'compression' method to induce reflux. Double contrast oesophograms were also obtained. Thirty-four patients had significant acid reflux detected by a pH probe. Using this as a standard, the 'physiological' method detected 17, the 'compression' method 24 and endoscopy 17… CONTINUE READING


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