Upper GI Series Index

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An upper gastrointestinal GI series, or barium swallow is a test used in assisting in the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal diseases or conditions such as ulcers, tumors, hiatal hernias, scarring, blockages, and abnormalities of the muscular wall of the GI tract.

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Terms related to Upper GI Series:

  • Barium Swallow
  • X-ray Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum