The role of the esophagography in the evaluation of reflux disease

Peter C Belafsky, Catherine J. Rees

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Abstract

The videofluoroscopic esophagram, also referred to as a barium swallow, is not a sensitive test for the evaluation of reflux disease. The examination, however, plays a significant role in the comprehensive evaluation of persons with reflux and dysphagia. The purpose of this chapter is to critically review the role of the videofluoroscopic esophagram (VFE) in the diagnosis and management of reflux disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEffects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-Esophageal Reflux
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781621003441
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Belafsky, P. C., & Rees, C. J. (2012). The role of the esophagography in the evaluation of reflux disease. In Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-Esophageal Reflux (pp. 89-96). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..