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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-Esophageal Reflux|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
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