What is the role of esophageal barium study (esophagography) in the diagnosis of tuberculous esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Barium studies or CT scanning may reveal extrinsic compression or displacement of the esophagus due to enlarged collections of nodes in the adjacent mediastinum. In some patients, traction diverticula may develop in the upper or middle esophagus.


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