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Radiography: esophagography

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Barbara J Watrous


Introduction

  • Use of positive contrast to outline the esophagus.

Uses

  • Investigation of:
    • Regurgitation Regurgitation /dysphagia.
    • Pain on swallowing.
    • Hypertrophic osteopathy Hypertrophic osteopathy (presence of thoracic mass).
    • Cervical swelling.
    • Recurrent/unexplained respiratory disease.
    • Mediastinal mass.
    • Suspected esophageal foreign body.

Advantages

  • Simple and quick to do.

Disadvantages

  • May not identify functional disorder.
  • Some risk associated with procedure, eg contrast aspiration.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Tamm I & Kortsik C (1999) Severe barium sulfate aspiration into the lung - Clinical presentation, prognosis and therapy. Respiration 66 (1), 81-84 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Thrall D E (1998) Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology. pp 269-284.
  • Klein L J (1974) Radiologic examination of the esophagus in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am 4, 663-686.

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