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Esophageal Obstruction

Alternate Names : Blockage of the Esophagus

Esophageal Obstruction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A history of swallowing problems gives a clue to the diagnosis. Narrowing or blockage is diagnosed by x-rays taken after the person has swallowed a thick dye. This is called an upper GI series, or barium swallow. The reason for the narrowing can be found by endoscopy.

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Esophageal Obstruction: Prevention & Expectations

Author: William M. Boggs, MD
Reviewer: Eric Berlin, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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