Also in our case, passage symptoms are improved after surgery for EA, but barium esophagram
showed that esophageal spasm was diffusely observed in the middle and lower esophagus and the dilation of the upper esophagus still remained.
(1,2) Initial diagnosis is preferentially based on esophagram
, although small lesions may be missed.
at that time revealed a diverticulum.
was consistent with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and also suggested a Schatzki's ring.
On postoperative day six, an esophagram
was performed, revealing no evidence of contrast extravasation or fistula.
Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing was normal, and a barium esophagram
showed nonspecific dysmotility.
When clinical suspicion focuses on this possible diagnosis, the best confirmatory test is a barium esophagram
We would recommend a traditional esophagram
study with this population, possibly in conjunction with a video fluoroscopic swallow evaluation to evaluate the entire swallow process, from oral to pharyngeal to esophageal physiology.
Vivian Lim interpreted the results of the esophagram
as "normal" and diagnosed "mild to moderate gastroesophageal reflux disease." Because symptoms persisted, Dr.
Some physicians would argue that performing a barium esophagram
first would help us decide what to do next.
Results of examinations of the patient's eat, nose, and throat, including a swallow test (i.e., cervical esophagram
), and radiographs of neck and soft tissue were normal.
 Air-contrast barium esophagram
.  Provocative and ambulatory pH testing.