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Barium (Definition)

Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more


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Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Position of Stomach: Gerd is often associated with a hiatal hernia, thru which the stomach "yo-yo's" up into the chest. Some patients with advanced disease have their entire stomach stuck within the chest with a shortened esophagus. We need to know this pre-op in order to plan a different surgical approach. ...Read more

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I am havin constant acid reflux pain. I've had a barium swallow done that was negative. Do i need to have an endoscopy?

I am havin constant acid reflux pain. I've had a barium swallow done that was negative. Do i need to have an endoscopy?

Yes. Reasons below:: • dyspepsia associated with alarm symptoms at any age. • new onset dyspepsia in a patient ?50. • dysphagia or odynophagia. • symptoms of gerd that persist or recur despite appropriate therapy. • persistent vomiting of unknown cause. • diseases in which the presence of upper GI pathology may affect planned management, e.g. Decision to anticoagulate. • confirmation of radiological abnormalities. • suspected neoplasia. • assessment and treatment of GI bleeding (acute or chronic). • sampling of tissue or fluid. • to document or treat esophageal varices. • surveillance for malignancy in high risk groups, e.g. Barrett's esophagus, hereditary gastric cancer families. • follow-up of gastric ulcer. • follow-up of patients who undergo endoscopic mucosal resection (emr) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (esd) of an early cancer. ...Read more

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I have experienced dysphagia for 5 months.barium swallow was done and showed mild cervical herniated disc.is it possible it was the only reason?

I have experienced dysphagia for 5 months.barium swallow was done and showed mild cervical herniated disc.is it possible it was the only reason?

Not explanation: It would be unusual for even a fully ruptured cervical disc to cause frank dysphagia, and the answer is not within the spinal canal... Maybe neuromuscular disorder or some congenital process is a far better explanation. ...Read more

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I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts.Barium swallow normal ?

I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts.Barium swallow normal ?

MRI of what?: What was the MRI performed of: brain, spine, head and neck, esophagus? Not sure where the cyst is. If you provide more information, maybe a more specific answer can be given. ...Read more