Thursday, April 23, 2009
TITLE: AN OVERVIEW OF GI TRACT BARIUM SERIES UPTO I/C JUNCTION
AUTHORS: Dr P.Hazarika, M.D, Dr Himadri S.Das, MD, Dr P.Hatimota, MD, Dr.C.D.Choudhury, M.D.
ABSTRACT: A wide spectrum of congenital anomalies may affect the upper gastrointestinal tract, including anomalies of the esophagus stomach and duodenum. The evaluation of affected patients can require multiple imaging modalities for diagnosis and surgical planning. Radiography is often diagnostic and specific and can usually provide important clues to help determine the optimal diagnostic procedure. Neonates with complete gastric or upper intestinal obstruction do not usually require further radiological evaluation after radiography. An evaluation for malrotation is part of every upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract examination in pediatric patients, particularly neonates and infants. The clinical manifestations and upper GI tract findings of malrotation in older children and adults are less specific than are those in younger patients, and for this reason diagnosis of the condition may be more difficult.
KEYWORDS : UGI Barium, Anomalies, malrotation, tumours.
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