Detection and grading of oesophageal varices by fibre-optic endoscopy and barium swallow with and without Buscopan.

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Detection of oesophageal varices is important in the diagnosis of portal hypertension. We have, therefore, compared the results of fibre-optic endoscopy and barium swallow in 56 patients with chronic liver disease. Oesophageal varices were graded as small, moderate or gross by independent observers for each technique. In 12 patients varices were not… (More)

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@article{Waldram1977DetectionAG, title={Detection and grading of oesophageal varices by fibre-optic endoscopy and barium swallow with and without Buscopan.}, author={R. H. Waldram and H. B. Nunnerley and M. Davis and J. Laws and R. Williams}, journal={Clinical radiology}, year={1977}, volume={28 2}, pages={137-41} }