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Can an endoscopy pick up a hiatal hernia when a upper gi study does not?

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Dr. Stephen Kim
Pediatric Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Endoscopy and UGI study are different types of studies. It is possible for one study to pick up a hiatal hernia even when the other study did not.
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Doubt it: Endoscopists see hital hernias and gastritis in every patient. Has anyone seen a clean egd?
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Unlikely : An UGI interpreted by a qualified radiologist is even more sensitive at identifying a small hiatal hernia than an egd.

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Last updated Mar 10, 2020

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