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A radiographic record of contrast esophagography or barium swallow.
Synonym(s): esophagogram

barium swallow

A technique in which a radiocontrast “milkshake” of barium sulfate is swallowed to detect benign or malignant lesions of the pharynx, oesophagus, stomach and small intestine and evaluate the integrity of the swallowing mechanism; the progress of the barium is followed radiographically to detect filling defects—e.g., places where a normal outline of barium should be seen but is not.
Detection of foreign bodies, strictures, tumours, Barrett’s oesophagus, fistulas, reflux; definitive diagnosis of lesions requires endoscopic biopsy.


A radiograph of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagogram.


a contrast radiograph of the esophagus.
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Esophagogram of a cat with obstruction of the esophagus caused by a neoplasm. By permission from Tams T, Small Animal Endoscopy, Mosby, 1999
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If clinical suspicion remains, a water-soluble contrast esophagogram and/or chest CT scan should be considered.
Intramural pseudodiverticulosis found during esophagogram can be associated with esophageal dysmotility.
4) A barium esophagogram obtained following endoscopic staple diverticulostomy will show a residual diverticulum because the pouch is not actually excised.
There was extravasation of contrast from the distal esophagus suggestive of esophageal perforation that was confirmed with a gastrografin esophagogram.
It is advisable to obtain a barium-swallow esophagogram or to perform esophagoscopy in LPR patients, because either study allows the otolaryngologist to assess the integrity of the esophagus.
An esophagogram demonstrated luminal narrowing at the distal segment of the esophagus, sparing the cardia.
A new esophagogram was obtained that revealed severe luminal narrowing at the same level of the previous examination.
The subsequent esophagogram and bronchoscopic study revealed no evidence of esophagus rupture or trachea-bronchial mucosa tears.
The original diagnosis of esophageal perforation was delayed for 3 weeks because of missed recognition of an abnormal esophagogram after delivery of radio-and chemotherapy for a midesophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Barium esophagogram revealed a deep persistent impression on the posterior aspect of the esophagus and gave reason to presume an aortic arch anomaly (Fig 1).
Actinomycosis of the esophagus in a patient with AIDS: findings on barium esophagograms.