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Upper GI and Small Bowel Series

Alternate Names : Barium Swallow

Upper GI and Small Bowel Series | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

The X-rays may show several different abnormalities including:

  • esophageal abnormalities, such as esophageal atresia
  • cancer
  • noncancerous tumors
  • peptic ulcer disease
  • The test can also detect other conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This is a disorder in which the stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus.

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    Upper GI and Small Bowel Series: Preparation & Expectations


    Author: James Compton, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 08/13/01

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