publication . Article . 2015

Videofluoroscopy versus upper G.I. endoscopy: A comparative study as a diagnostic tool in patients presenting with dysphagia

Sharwak Ramlan; Sai Manohar; Gangadhara Somayaji;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences, volume 3, issue 1, pages 6-11 (issn: 2321-4848, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Background and Objective: Dysphagia is a major symptom in many of the patients coming to the hospital. There can be various causes of dysphagia and its accurate diagnosis shows the way for the necessary treatment. Videofluoroscopy and upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy are the two most commonly employed primary investigating modalities in assessing dysphagia. The objective of the study was to compare videofluoroscopy and upper GI endoscopy and establish a primary diagnostic tool for assessment of dysphagia. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 20 patients presenting with dysphagia in a tertiary care hospital.They were evaluated both by ...
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Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
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