Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Integrating the Barium Esophagram before and after Antireflux Surgery 1

Cleveland Clinic Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
Radiology (Impact Factor: 6.87). 06/2007; 243(2):329-39. DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2432050057
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common medical problem in the United States. As a result, laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a common surgical procedure. At the authors' institution, the barium esophagram before and after antireflux surgery is a critical examination in patients with GERD. This article summarizes the authors' examination protocol and describes how the findings are integrated in the care of these patients.

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