oa South African Medical Journal - A comparison between upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy and barium meal examination in private practice
|Article Title||A comparison between upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy and barium meal examination in private practice|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||May 1980|
|Pages||870 - 872|
|Keyword(s)||Barium meal examination, Diagnosis, Gastroenterology, Private practice, Radiology and Upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy|
In a series of approximately 1 300 oesophagogastroduodenoscopies performed between June 1972 and October 1978 there were 107 cases in which the upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy and barium meal had been performed within 14 days of one another (72% of these were performed within 7 days and 51,4% within 5 days), Comparison of the findings at endoscopy and barium meal examination in these 107 cases showed that endoscopy was diagnostically far superior.
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